PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Portland education experts and school choice supporters will gather to discuss current Oregon school choice legislation at Cascade Policy Institute's "Policy Picnic" on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, organizers announced today.
This informal presentation will cover the legislation relating to education savings accounts and scholarship opportunity tax credits. Cascade Policy Institute Senior Policy Analyst and founder Steve Buckstein will discuss the history of school choice in Oregon: successes, challenges, and the future of the movement.
Participants will gather at Cascade Policy Institute's offices from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. to discuss their state's education options. The event is free and open to the public, but due to space constraints RSVPs are required.
"School choice has been at the top of Cascade's agenda over our entire 24-year history," said Cascade founder Steve Buckstein. "Oregonians know that they're not getting their money's worth with the state's public school system, and we expect many of them to welcome National School Choice Week as a time to demand something better."
Cascade Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research and educational organization that focuses on state and local issues in Oregon. Cascade's mission is to develop and promote public policy alternatives that foster individual liberty, personal responsibility, and economic opportunity.
National School Choice Week (January 25-31, 2015) will be America's largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education. Featuring more than 11,000 independently organized events across all 50 states, the Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for children. National School Choice Week is independent, nonpolitical, and nonpartisan, and embraces all types of educational choice – from traditional public schools to public charter schools, magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling.
For more information, contact:
Patrick Schmitt, Cascade Policy Institute
[email protected] or (503) 242-0900
SOURCE National School Choice Week