WASHINGTON––This week, the Senate passed a measure led by U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tim Scott (R-SC) celebrating National Charter Schools Week and commending charter schools on their contribution to education.
“Parents deserve the ability to make the best choice that fits their child’s educational needs,” Boozman said. “Giving them that opportunity has helped countless families, empowering them to pursue pathways to excellence in learning while promoting innovation and accountability. I’m proud to support charter schools in Arkansas and nationwide this week and all year long.”
“Giving children an opportunity to reach their God-given potential is a priority for all parents, regardless of race, income, or zip code,” said Scott. “That’s why millions of families — including thousands in South Carolina — choose charter schools for the high-quality education they provide. We must do everything within our power to protect and expand families’ options by continuing to support our nation’s charter schools.”
National Charter Schools Week continues through May 14.
Joining Boozman and Scott on the resolution are Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Mike Braun (R-IN), Richard Burr (R-NC), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Tom Carper (D-DE), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), James Lankford (R-OK), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Todd Young (R-IN), Chris Coons (D-DE), John Cornyn (R-TX), Ted Cruz (R-TX), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Rick Scott (R-FL), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).Read full text of the resolution here.