January 25, 2017
Celebrate National School Choice Week
This week is the time to celebrate National School Choice week with your own celebrations. Just below is the Idaho Rally and March to the Capitol from the Idaho Basque Block from last year! This year several hundred School Choice supporters came to the Capitol to celebrate together and to talk to Legislators in support of School Choice!
Idaho Leadership Makes It Official
January 22-28 2017 is School Choice Week
The Governorofficially proclaimed January 22-28 2017 as "School Choice Week" in Idaho. You still have time tohost your own celebration!
When you do—take a picture and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will run in the next Coalition Newsletter!
The Washington Post | By Emma Brown, January 24, 2017
Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s nominee for education secretary, has come under increasing fire since stumbling over basic education policy at her confirmation hearing last week. Democrats and civil rights groups are calling her unfit for the job, while late-night comics ridicule her statement that schools might need guns to protect against “potential grizzlies.” And so National School Choice Week, a celebration of charter schools, private schools, home schooling and other education options, could not have fallen at a more opportune time for DeVos. The annual effort, held this year between Jan. 22 and Jan. 28, includes thousands of events around the country that bring together people who largely see DeVos not as a threat to public education, as her critics have framed her, but as a champion of extending more choices to more parents.