LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder joined 25 other governors in recognizing the week of January 22-28 as “School Choice Week,” according to The Holland Sentinel. The week will be marked by 14 events across the state designed to highlight the benefits of and need for increased educational options for Michigan students.

"In Michigan and across the country, parents, children, teachers, and community leaders will gather to celebrate school choice where it exists and is working —but also to demand better educational options for the of children who are trapped in schools that do not work for them," Andrew Campanella, vice president of public affairs for National School Choice Week, told WNEM-TV.

The Sentinel reports there will be over 400 events nationwide this week in all 50 states, making this the largest celebration of education reform in American history. A complete list of events can be found at the website, www.schoolchoiceweek.com.

SOURCES:

The Holland Sentinel, "School Choice Week in Michigan launches today," Jan. 23, 2012

WNEM-TV, “Michigan school choice week underway,” Jan. 23, 2012

FURTHER READING:

Mackinac Center for Public Policy, “National School Choice Week,” Jan. 23, 2012

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