Governor Ron DeSantis issued an official proclamation recognizing Florida School Choice week for January 26th through February 1st. There are more than 4,992 events and activities hosted across the state.
Wednesday, Tallahassee hosted one of the official flagship events for National School Choice Week (NSCW) in Florida that featured remarks by students, teachers and other supporters of the school choice.
Florida parents rallied in the capitol complex for the ability to pick the best option for their child, regardless of their zip code.
According to a release the week long series of events provide parents with opportunities to explore school choice options for their children in the 2020-2021 school year. The week will also bring attention to tens of thousands of public, charter, magnet, online, private, and home learning environments that are making a positive difference for students in communities across the country.
“Every child deserves a great education, and parents are best qualified to identify the schools or learning environments where their daughters and sons will succeed and thrive,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “One third of U.S. parents actively choose their children’s schools, and by shining a spotlight on effective education options for children, National School Choice Week and its participants aim to empower even more families with information, inspiration, and opportunity.”
The rally included speeches from Senator Manny Diaz, and Representative Ana Maria Rodriguez.
“It’s an honor to fight everyday for the future generation,” said Diaz.
Florida families can choose from six main types of schools including traditional public schooling, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies and homeschooling.
National School Choice week’s goal as an organization is creating celebratory events raise public awareness of different K-12 education options to children and families while also showing the benefits of school choice.