National Parent Organization,, Celebrates National School Choice Week

Jan 27, 2014, 09:00 ET from

Parents who demand a voice in the education debate take part in annual school choice celebration

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beth Purcell, president of, a leading national parent organization that advocates for choice in education, today issued the following statement as a partner in National School Choice Week which takes place January 26 through February 1. For photos, video and other information about activity during NSCW, please visit our website and Facebook page.

"We are a proud partner in this annual celebration that grows bigger and louder every year as it draws parents, students, elected officials and education leaders together in support of school choice. We are encouraged to see people set their differences aside and rally around the common goal of providing students the choice they need and deserve to succeed.

"America is a nation of innovators and education policy has not kept pace with the innovative charter school options now available to meet the individualized and diverse needs of so many students. Too many students still remain on charter school waiting lists and too many charter schools face significant and unfair funding gaps. Whether magnet, virtual, blended or brick and mortar schools, public charter schools are public schools too." is active throughout the year and starting in late January will be bringing together thousands of families for annual "Capitol Day" events in state capitols across the country. Capitol Days bring families and lawmakers together to demonstrate the broad support for expanded educational options in different states. To learn more about and upcoming events in your state, please visit or email

About is a national alliance of parents, students and teachers that supports and defends parents' rights to access the best public school options for their children. We advocate for the growth and expansion of charter schools, and for policies that support open enrollment and free and equal access to these public school options for all children without restrictions.