Republican Leader of the House Committee on Education and Labor, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), spoke on the House floor today to celebrate National School Choice Week and the benefits of empowering students and their parents with the freedom to choose their school, rather than being forced to accept a one-size-fits-all government mandate.
Republican Leader Foxx’s remarks as delivered:
“Mr. Speaker, since 2011, National School Choice Week has been recognized as the largest annual celebration of opportunity in education in the world.
“In North Carolina, over 2,313 school choice events are scheduled for this week – including events in my district at the Quality Education Academy High School in Winston Salem and at the DT Early Learning Center in Wilkesboro.
“Unfortunately, the media continues to conjure up misleading claims about school choice, and it’s time we corrected the record. School choice is not about picking winners and losers, it’s about letting families choose the educational options that meet the unique needs of their children.
“A high-quality education is an indispensable tool, and America’s children deserve nothing less than an education that empowers them to reach their greatest potential.”