SENATE RESOLUTION 26--DESIGNATING THE WEEK OF JANUARY 22 THROUGH JANUARY 28, 2017, AS ``NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK''; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 13
(Senate - January 24, 2017)

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   SENATE RESOLUTION 26--DESIGNATING THE WEEK OF JANUARY 22 THROUGH 
          JANUARY 28, 2017, AS ``NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK''

  Mr. SCOTT (for himself, Mr. Alexander, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Cassidy, 
Mr. McCain, Mr. Tillis, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Perdue, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Rubio, 
Mr. Daines, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Young, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Lankford, and Mr. Toomey) 
submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                               S. Res. 26

       Whereas providing a diversity of choices in K-12 education 
     empowers parents to select education environments that meet 
     the individual needs and strengths of their children;
       Whereas high-quality K-12 education environments of all 
     varieties are available in the United States, including 
     traditional public schools, public charter schools, public 
     magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and home 
     schooling;
       Whereas talented teachers and school leaders in each of the 
     education environments prepare children to achieve their 
     dreams;
       Whereas more families than ever before in the United States 
     actively choose the best education for their children;
       Whereas more public awareness of the issue of parental 
     choice in education can inform additional families of the 
     benefits of proactively choosing challenging, motivating, and 
     effective education environments for their children;
       Whereas the process by which parents choose schools for 
     their children is nonpolitical, nonpartisan, and deserves the 
     utmost respect; and
       Whereas hundreds of organizations, more than 9,000 schools, 
     and millions of individuals in the United States celebrate 
     the benefits of educational choice during the 7th annual 
     National School Choice Week, held the week of January 22 
     through January 28, 2017: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) designates the week of January 22 through January 28, 
     2017, as ``National School Choice Week'';
       (2) congratulates students, parents, teachers, and school 
     leaders from K-12 education environments of all varieties for 
     their persistence, achievements, dedication, and 
     contributions to society in the United States;
       (3) encourages all parents, during National School Choice 
     Week, to learn more about the education options available to 
     them; and
       (4) encourages the people of the United States to hold 
     appropriate programs, events, and activities during National 
     School Choice Week to raise public awareness of the benefits 
     of opportunity in education.

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