CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to school choice policy in Illinois, what are leaders in Chicago 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 Wednesday, January 28 at 5:30pm, a panel from across the Prairie 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 award-winning education filmmaker and Executive Director of Choice Media Bob Bowdon, will include Ted Dabrowski, vice president of policy, Illinois Policy Institute.
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 Illinois Policy Institute in partnership with Choice Media, Inc.
"Giving parents a choice means giving kids a chance to receive the education they deserve," said Ted Dabrowski, vice president of policy at the Illinois Policy Institute.
"We're excited to bring 'The Ticket,' to Chicago, the place where some of the most dramatic footage of the film was shot. Testimonies from a Chicago charter school makes some of the most compelling arguments for school choice I've ever heard," 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 more than 11,000 independently planned and independently funded events across all 50 states.
SOURCE National School Choice Week