ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Jan 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to school choice policy in California, what are leaders in Sacramento doing right, and where could they improve? And what new information do parents need to know about choosing the right education environments for their children?
On Sunday, January 25 at 4:00pm, a panel of education experts from across the Golden State will gather to answer those questions, and more, at a special event planned to coincide with National School Choice Week (January 25-31, 2015).
The panel, which will be moderated by Executive Director of the Parents Advocate League Julie Collier, will include: Lance Izumi, JD Koret senior fellow, Pacific Research Institute; Larry Sand, president, California Teachers Empowerment Network; California State Senator Bob Huff; and Bob Bowdon, executive director of Choice Media.
The discussion will follow a screening of Bowdon's 2014 documentary short "The Ticket: The Many Faces of School Choice," which provides a closer look at the unique and distinctive education options available to students and parents in different states across the country.
The event is planned by the Parents Advocate League in partnership with Choice Media, Inc.
"School choice is a vital component in education that ensures student success based on the needs of a student. It is a true parent-led accountability system in education where parents are allowed options in their own child's education," said Julie Collier of the Parents Advocate League.
"We're excited to bring 'The Ticket,' and a robust discussion of school choice, to California," Bowdon said. "National School Choice Week provides a unique opportunity, every year, to shine a positive spotlight on the need for, and benefits of, educational choice. That's exactly what we'll do at this event."
Celebrated every year in January, National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on all types of effective education options for children, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning, and homeschooling. The celebration is nonpartisan and nonpolitical. National School Choice Week 2015 will feature a history-making 11,000 independently planned and independently funded events across all 50 states.
For more information, contact:
Julie Collier, Parents Advocate League
[email protected] or 949-468-9500
SOURCE National School Choice Week