Beginning today, January 21, hundreds of thousands of students, parents and teachers across the nation will celebrate National School Choice Week (NSCW). Rallies, events, and all types of school activities are planned. Participants will be wearing yellow scarves emblazoned with the NSCW logo and carrying signs praising the virtues of educational empowerment.
This is NSCW’s eighth year and, with over 32,000 events expected this year, it has quickly grown to become the world’s largest annual celebration of opportunity in education.
I’ve had the privilege of participating in several NSCW events and activities over the past 8 years. It’s a special time to join with teachers and families from all walks of life who have benefited from school choice. It’s also a week to set aside any differences that exist to focus on what unites us — expanding opportunity and education freedom.
My hope is we can experience that same sense of unity this year. Our country feels extremely divided today. Passions appear not to have cooled in the wake of the previous election cycle — if anything, they’ve become hotter. Political and ideological differences often seem intractable and there is concern that these divisions have become too wide and deep to bridge.
You can read the entire piece, originally published on The Hill, here.
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