Email Your Senators to Co-Sponsor the CHOICE Act (S.1909)
The Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education (CHOICE) Act (S. 1909), is currently being reviewed by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Sponsored by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) 79%, the bill empowers parents to choose the educational paths that best suits their children’s needs.
The CHOICE Act also expands Washington, D.C.’s Opportunity Scholarship Program, a premier national experiment in providing school choice for underprivileged students. This program spends just under $8,500 per student— compared to almost $21,000 per student in D.C. public schools—and yields a 97 percent graduation rate, compared to a district-wide rate of only 56 percent.
Finally, this bill creates a pilot school choice program for students living on military bases. Overall, Scott’s bill would give more opportunity to students and let parents make decisions about what will give their children the most opportunity.
Use POPVOX to send the message to your Senators that the CHOICE Act (S. 1909) should co-sponsored.