School Choice: An idea whose time has come
Our President, Andrew Campanella, spoke with RedefinED in a podcast about what National School Choice Week says about the school choice movement. It's a great conversation about where we're at today, and what's left to accomplish, so if you have time, we encourage you to head over to their site and listen to the podcast.
RedefinED has this quote from Andrew:
"When opponents try to pigeonhole parental school choice and say it’s a marginal issue, you can just look to National School Choice Week and see that’s not the case. You know, we’ve gotten support from everyone from Bill Cosby to John Boehner to James Carville to the governors and state legislatures in 28 states and territories. So this is something that is supported by people regardless of their political affiliation, regardless of their walk in life."
They go on to say:
As we’ve noted before, there are endless examples of school choice critics talking in the abstract about choice programs, without referencing the kids and parents involved. And too often, media coverage does not include voices from choice families. National School Choice Week is a good way to remedy that.
We couldn't have put it any better ourselves. School Choice Week is all about enabling parents, students and teachers who have experienced first-hand the benefits of school choice to be able to celebrate school choice where it exists and demand it where it doesn't.
As Andrew points out, the great thing about the movement today is that it transcends demographics, political ideology and geographic location. It's truly a grassroots movement whose time has come.
Even though you haven't heard much from us the past few weeks, we're busy laying the groundwork for a blockbuster School Choice Week 2013. Watch this space for exciting updates coming soon.