01.30.20

Gardner, Colleagues Applaud Passage of National School Choice Week Resolution

Gardner, Colleagues Applaud Passage of National School Choice Week Resolution

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) joined Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), co-chair of the Congressional School Choice Caucus, and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in applauding Senate passage of a bipartisan resolution declaring January 26—February 1, 2020 as National School Choice Week.

Gardner, Scott, and Feinstein were joined by the Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and 31 of their colleagues in cosponsoring this important resolution.

“National School Choice Week highlights the importance of empowering parents with greater choice over their children’s education, and the benefits that come with it," said Senator Gardner. “Offering parents more choice over where their children go to school is good for students, good for schools, and good for the State of Colorado. I’ve worked towards expanding school choice throughout my entire career in public service, and I’m proud to stand with my colleagues in support of National School Choice Week.”

“As someone who was raised in a single-parent household in a distressed community, I know all too well what it’s like to feel overlooked. I firmly believe that a child’s zip code should not affect his or her access to quality education nor should it affect the child’s future, which is why I proudly support National School Choice Week,” said Senator Scott. “We must ensure that our children have access to all paths to assure that they are receiving the education that will lead to success in the future.”

“I have long believed that parents should have an informed and meaningful choice in their children’s education. A one-size-fits-all approach to our children’s education does not always work and different school models may work better for different students. That’s why I’m pleased to join my colleagues on a resolution highlighting the importance of school choice for parents and children,”said Senator Feinstein.

The full text of the resolution is available here.

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.