Local Charter school, The Learning Center!, will join millions of Americans in support of the nation’s largest-ever celebration of education reform. The fourth-annualNational School Choice Week, begins next week on January 26th through February 1 and will include an unprecedented 5,500 events across all 50 states. The goal is to increase public awareness on the importance of empowering parents with the freedom to choose the best educational environments for their children.
The Learning Center! Charter School will be among the many school choice advocates paying close attention to the event. “A national event like National School Choice Week shines a spotlight on the need for quality choice in education.” said Dana Bolyard, Social Media Director & Charter Advocate for The Learning Center.
Advocates for school choice believe that education is not “one size fits all” because not all children learn the same and therefore every child, and their parents, should have the opportunity to choose the best education to suit their needs. Supporters plan events that highlight a variety of school choice options — from traditional public schools to public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning, and homeschooling.
Organizers said that National School Choice Week also provides a platform for families to demand greater educational options for their children in areas that don’t provide enough educational choices to families.
National School Choice Week will be nonpartisan and nonpolitical. In addition to independently-planned events, the Week will feature a cross-country “whistle-stop train and motor coach tour” designed to galvanize greater public support for all types of educational choice.
The tour will begin in Newark, NJ on January 22 and make stops in 14 cities spanning 3,800 miles across the country. In addition to the tour, National School Choice Week will feature an estimated 5,000 independently-planned and independently-funded events across the country
The Learning Center! was one of the first of 34 charter schools to open its doors in 1997 when charter legislation was passed in North Carolina. The school has 183 students currently enrolled and serves students across district lines in 2 counties.