National School Choice Week – a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort – is hosting an event in Columbia, S.C. on Thursday, January 23.
The event – which will feature outgoing S.C. Superintendent of Education Mick Zais – will be held at 701 Whaley Street from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EST.
“Participants in National School Choice believe that parents should be empowered to choose the best educational environments for their children,” the organization’s website notes. “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.”
This website has spent the last seven years championing expanded parental choices, and last year – for the first time ever – members of the S.C. General Assembly finally took a small first step in that direction.
Much more is needed, though …
Anyway … the event in Columbia is one of “5,500 independently-planned North America-based events,” according to the group.
We’ll have more info on it next week … and hope to hear from representatives of the organization regarding their specific vision for parental choice in South Carolina.