Friday, February 1, 2013

It's a Wrap! 2013 National School Choice Week Ends Saturday

Over 1,100 parents, students, and school officials braved the cold temperatures to rally on the steps of the Georgia statehouse yesterday in support of National School Choice Week and educational options.

Addressing the crowd was WNBA star Lisa Leslie, who told her story of why she believes having a voice in education is important for all families – no matter their income or where they live.

While in Georgia, Lisa sat down with CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux and discussed her involvement in promoting education options across the country.  In the interview, which aired earlier this afternoon, Lisa told Suzanne that while she received fantastic grades in high school, she realized her education did not adequately prepare her for applying and to and succeeding in college.    Her personal experience as a student inspired her to search for an educational option for her own children that would adequately address their needs, and ultimately prompted her to get involved in promoting access to educational choice schools for all families.

Lisa Leslie with CNN's Suzanne Malveaux

National School Choice Week officially wraps up tomorrow with the Putting Families First rally in Houston in support of education choice, an event here in D.C. promoting choice for families participating in the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, and hundreds more events around the country.  Representatives from AFC will join hundreds of other advocates at the events in Washington and Houston.

-American Federation for Children | Alliance for School Choice, KMS

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