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The LIBRE Institute Joins Voices of Support During National School Choice Week
(Washington, D.C.) – This week families and educators around the nation celebrate National School Choice Week, with more than 16,000 rallies and events across the country. The LIBRE Institute will join in these efforts to raise awareness of school choice options in cities like: Miami, Denver, Las Vegas, Milwaukee, Austin, and Arizona. The staff and volunteers of The LIBRE Institute will work to engage the Hispanic community with information on how opening the entire variety of educational options – from private schools, to online schools, to homeschooling and beyond — could mean a brighter future for their children. According to a 2013 study by researchers at Stanford, for example, Hispanic students in poverty have greater learning gains at charter schools than other students – a trend that can be expanded as awareness grows of the benefits of increased school choice.
Rachel Campos-Duffy, National Spokesperson for The LIBRE Institute, released the following statement:
“Our top priority this week is to raise awareness and dispel misinformation about school choice. National School Choice Week is the perfect time for parents—particularly Hispanics—to exercise more control over how and where their children are educated. As a Latina mom who has taken advantage of educational options for my own children, I can attest to the importance of exercising the right to pick the school that best reflects our family’s values and that best serves the educational needs of our children.
The quality of your child’s education impacts their future opportunities and earning potential. It’s unfair for children to be trapped in dangerous or poor performing schools simply because they are poor or have the wrong zip code. We invite everyone who recognizes the problem with this system to come out in support of protecting and expanding school choice in their state. At The LIBRE Institute, we are reaching out to minority and low-income students and their families, helping them learn how they can be empowered when it comes to education.”