For Immediate Release
Contact Michael Schaus, 702-222-0642
January 21, 2016
LAS VEGAS — Thousands of students, parents, and teachers are expected to gather in Las Vegas on Tuesday, January 26 to show support for National School Choice Week.
The rally, which will be the largest of its kind in Southern Nevada, will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Las Vegas Cashman Center. The celebration is timed to coincide with National School Choice Week (January 24-30, 2016), which will be America’s largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education with more than 16,000 events being planned nationwide.
Speakers at the event will include public officials, educators and even parents who are trying to take advantage of Nevada’s various school choice options.
“My daughter was struggling in her public school, and we were just looking for an alternative we could afford,” said Rita Colon, a single mother who applied for an Education Savings Account and a Tax Scholarship.
“You should always have a choice in your child’s education,” she told the Nevada Policy Research Institute.
The goal of the event is to show the overwhelming support for educational reform and school choice in the Silver State.
A diverse group of Nevada individuals and organizations have worked together to plan this event, including: RISE Resource Center, Nevada Homeschool Network, Nevada Policy Research Institute, NevadaESA.com, Academica Nevada, and The LIBRE Initiative.
Held every January, National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness effort designed to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options for every child.