Gov. Walker and 22 local leaders issue official School Choice Week
MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in Wisconsin and across the
country. There are 415 events planned in the Badger State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.
The events in Wisconsin, which are independently planned and
independently funded, include everything from information sessions and
open houses at schools to rallies, policy discussions, and movie
screenings organized by community groups.
The county of Racine; cities of Adams, Balsam Lake, Brooklyn,
Burlington, Cedarburg, Clintonville, Cuba City, Lake Geneva, Medford,
Menomonie, Monroe, North Prairie, Norway, Peshtigo, Phillips,
Rhinelander, Sparta, Superior, Viroqua, Wausau, and Williams Bay; and
Governor Walker have issued official proclamations recognizing January
22-28, 2017 as “School Choice Week.”
National School Choice Week provides families in Wisconsin with the
opportunity to research and evaluate the K-12 school choices available
for their children in advance of the 2017-2018 school year. The Week
also raises awareness of the importance of providing every child with
effective education options.
“Students, parents, teachers, and community leaders in Wisconsin have a
lot to celebrate during National School Choice Week,” said Andrew
Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “Wisconsin has
long been a pioneer in providing a diversity of K-12 education options
for children and families.”
With a goal of raising public awareness of effective education options
for children, National School Choice Week will be the largest
celebration of education options in US history.
SCHOOL CHOICE OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR WISCONSIN FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
Wisconsin can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2017-2018
school year. Parents in the Badger State can choose from the following
education options for their children: traditional public schools,
public charter schools, magnet schools, online academies, private
schools, and homeschooling. In some parts of the state, open
enrollment policies allow parents to select the best traditional
public school, regardless of where the school is located. The state
also has programs allowing qualifying children, in some cases, to
receive scholarships or tax credits to attend private schools.
ABOUT NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK
National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness effort
spotlighting effective education options for children, including
traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools,
private schools, online learning, and homeschooling. The Week runs
from January 22-28, 2017. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com.
National School Choice Week
Shelby Doyle, 202-480-2927 ext. 820
of Communications and External Relations