SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in California and across the country. There are 1,511 events planned in the Golden State to raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and 16,140 events nationwide.
The events in California, 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. On Monday, January 25, hundreds of supporters will rally for school choice at the capitol.
The mayors of Costa Mesa, El Cajon, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Hesperia, Indio, Laguna Niguel, Manteca, Milpitas, Mission Viejo, Moreno Valley, Oceanside, Redondo Beach, Roseville, Sacramento, San Ramon, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Temecula, Thousand Oaks, Tracy, Upland, Vacaville, Vallejo, and Victorville, along with county leaders from Amador, Los Angeles, Modoc, Placer, Rockland, Sacramento, Sonoma, and Stanislaus counties have issued official proclamations recognizing January 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week.”
“California parents have a variety of K-12 educational choices for their children,” said Andrew R. Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “National School Choice Week will shine a positive spotlight on these options so that more parents can learn about the opportunities available to their kids, while also giving Californians a platform to raise awareness of the need for even greater education options for children.”