Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke on the House floor in recognition of National Charter School week, which gives millions of children access to free, high-quality education:
“This week we honor the hope that charter schools deliver to millions of students nationwide and we are reminded that education is about students, not politics. One such example is Piedmont Community Charter School in North Carolina’s Fifth District.
“Regardless of zip code, all American families deserve to decide, free of government interference, which learning environment best suits their child’s strengths.
“For 30 years, charter schools have prepared underserved students for lifelong success. Charter school alumni graduate from college at two to four times the national average for low-income families.
“While Democrats dictate one-size-fits-all education requirements, Republicans are fighting to offer educational freedom and choice. Charter schools offer students from every walk of life the opportunity to learn in an environment that works for them so they can develop the tools to thrive.”