Sens. Paul, McConnell, Alexander, Lee and Scott to Host Success for Our Children: A Forum on School Choice
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On TUESDAY, July 30, Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.), Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Mike Lee (Utah), and Tim Scott (S.C.) will host a school choice forum that will include three panels composed of parents and students from Washington, D.C.'s top performing charter and private schools, as well as representatives from D.C. Prep, Kipp D.C., Washington Latin, the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, Alliance for School Choice and the D.C. Charter School Board.
"The purpose of this event is to begin a new conversation about advancing education by encouraging the ideals of school choice," Sen. Paul said. "Parents should have a role and a voice when it comes to their child's education. America's education system is currently ranked No. 17 in the world and the ‘Success for Our Children' forum will focus on raising standards, adding competition and strengthening our nation's education system - a system that is broken. By nurturing the ideals of choice and individual freedom, we can find education solutions that direct our children toward success. I hope this forum will begin the process of finding a solution."