January 24, 2017 - Issue: Vol. 163, No. 13 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 1st Session
THE IMPORTANCE OF SCHOOL CHOICE; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 13
(House of Representatives - January 24, 2017)
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[Pages H619-H620] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] THE IMPORTANCE OF SCHOOL CHOICE (Mr. WILSON of South Carolina asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Madam Speaker, this week marks National School Choice Week, an opportunity to recognize the importance of providing families choice in education. [[Page H620]] As the husband of a retired schoolteacher and the grateful father of four sons and eight grandchildren, I know firsthand the benefit of school choice. We should strive for education that recognizes the individual needs of our students. Last week, I was appreciative to visit schools to experience school choice at work. I visited a charter school, a public school, and a homeschool group. Thank you to Mark Brown, principal of Horse Creek Academy in Aiken; to Dr. Bill Coon, principal of Meadow Glen Middle School in Lexington; and Wendy Hoyle, the president of the Aiken Area Home Educators. You make a remarkable difference for students. I believe that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will make a very positive difference in the tradition of Education Superintendent Molly Spearman of South Carolina. In conclusion, God bless our troops and we will never forget September the 11th in the global war on terrorism. ____________________