Governor McMaster Proclaims Jan. 22-28 “School Choice Week”; Joins Leaders Nationwide in Celebrating Opportunity in Education

South Carolina students, communities to hold more than 300 events as
part of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice

COLUMBIA, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Joining 28 governors and more than 700 city and county leaders across
the country, Gov. McMaster has officially proclaimed Jan. 22-28 as
School Choice Week in South Carolina.

National School Choice Week 2017 is the largest-ever celebration of
opportunity in education, with more than 21,000 independently planned
events across the country, including more than 300 in South Carolina.
Events include rallies, roundtable discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups,
festivals, school fairs, and more.

National School Choice Week is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical effort
seeking to raise awareness about the school choice options parents have,
or want to have, for their children.

“We are delighted that Gov. McMaster has issued this proclamation,” said
Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “Like
parents everywhere, South Carolina parents want the best schools for
their children. We hope they’ll use this week to consider their
children’s schools and make sure they’re in environments that suit them

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. Through thousands of independently
planned events across the country, National School Choice Week raises
public awareness of all types of educational choices available to
children. These options include traditional public schools, public
charter schools, public magnet schools, online learning, private
schools, and homeschooling.

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National School Choice Week
Mary C. Tillotson, Press Secretary
ext. 824