01.22.18

Senator David Perdue Supports National School Choice Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and others to introduce a resolution declaring January 22-26, 2018 as National School Choice Week.

“One of my first jobs was at a Head Start program helping kids learn to read, and both of my parents were schoolteachers, so ensuring students have access to a quality education has always been very important to me,” said Senator Perdue. “Parents, teachers, and administrators all know that Washington’s one-size-fits-all education standards are not working. We need to return control back to states and communities who are best equipped to help each child succeed. I’m proud to join my colleagues in recognizing National School Choice Week and celebrating all types of schools – public, private, charter, homeschool, and online – that work to set students on a path to success.”

The National School Choice Week Resolution is also co-sponsored by Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), John Boozman (R-AR), Richard Burr (R-NC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), James Lankford (R-OK), John McCain (R-AZ), Rand Paul (R-KY), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Todd Young (R-IN).

Read the full text of the resolution here.