Foxx: School Choice Provides Real Hope and Opportunity
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 24, 2017
Today, students, teachers, parents, and policymakers came together on Capitol Hill to celebrate National School Choice Week and spread the message of hope and opportunity school choice provides. During the event, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, spoke about the importance of empowering parents to do what's best for their children and the need to extend the promise of school choice to families across the country:
It’s the promise of school choice that provides real hope to moms and dads. And it’s the promise of school choice that has provided each and every one of you – and countless others – the hope that a high-quality education and a greater chance to succeed in life are within reach.
The challenge we face is extending the promise of school choice to more students and families. As chairwoman of the House education committee, that is a challenge I take seriously and one I am committed to tackling head-on …
Innovative charter schools, magnet schools, homeschooling, and scholarship programs have provided thousands of families new hope and opportunity. Let’s help extend that hope and opportunity to every community across the country.
To read Chairwoman Foxx's full remarks, click here.