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Roby Celebrates School Choice Week

 


WASHINGTON, D.C. - "Every student deserves a chance, and every parent deserves a choice," U.S. Representative Martha Roby said marking National School Choice Week in a special video message.

"I'm Martha Roby and I'm proud to celebrate School Choice Week.

"Every student deserves a chance, and every parent deserves a choice. My state of Alabama is going to be making another big push on improving school choice this year, and we are going to do our part in Congress to make sure federal laws support and do not hinder those efforts.

"Thank you to all the educators, parents and activists who fight every day to give our children a better shot at a bright future."

Rep. Roby firmly believes that states and not the federal government should determine education policies, including those affecting school choice. She has consistently supported measures that remove barriers and promote best practices among states and local governments that authorize school choice policies, such as charter schools.

Last Session, Rep. Roby supported and the U.S. House of Representatives passed.

"The Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act", which promotes state efforts to expand choice through charter schools, particularly for at-risk and underserved populations.

The Student Success Act, which contained provisions supporting parental engagement as well as opportunities for parents to enroll their children in local magnet schools and charter schools.

The House is expected to take up these and other measures in support of school choice this year.

For more information contact Communications Director Todd Stacy at 202-226-1567 todd.stacy@mail.house.gov.

 

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