United States Senator Katie Boyd Britt, R-Alabama, Tuesday released a statement in support of the annual National School Choice Week, which runs this year from January 22 through January 28, 2023.
Senator Britt has co-sponsored a bipartisan resolution authored by Senator Tim Scott, R-S.C., that would formally designate this week as “National School Choice Week” and celebrates educational freedom and excellence throughout our country.
“This National School Choice Week, let’s recommit to ensuring that every single child across Alabama and our nation has the opportunity to unlock the American Dream through a high-quality education,” said U.S. Senator Katie Britt. “No child’s zip code should determine their destiny. School choice empowers families with the freedom to make important decisions to help their children achieve their full potential and secure a bright future.”
This comes after Senator Britt last week visited Dunbar Magnet School in Mobile, Alabama, where she attended a civics class, a dance class, and a physical education class before speaking to a school-wide assembly. Dunbar is a public magnet school for grades six through eight.
When it comes to education, Senator Britt believes that one size does not fit all. Every family should be empowered to make the best possible choice for their child’s education. For many, that may be their local traditional public school; for others, it might be a traditional public school elsewhere; it could be a public charter or magnet school; it may be a private school; it could be a trade school; it could be home schooling; or it could be a virtual academy or hybrid solution.
“I trust parents to make the best choices for their individual children,” Senator Britt added. “In the Senate, I will fight for their right to do just that.”