Calls on Lawmakers to Support Access to School Choice as Part of National School Choice Week

Jan 28, 2013, 10:30 ET from

Parents Across the Country Demand Expanded Educational Options

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- – a leading national parent organization that advocates for choice in education – is calling on lawmakers across the country to hear the voices of parents seeking access to educational options that address the needs of their children. As part of National School Choice Week, January 25February 2, families are standing up in support of their right to access an education that works for students, no matter their geographic location, race or socio-economic status.

"With over two million students attending alternative charter schools of their choice, including innovative online schools, it is encouraging to see a growing number of education leaders showing their support for students by increasing access to educational options," said Jennifer Roy, President of  "Unfortunately, not every student is so lucky. Until all children have access to the education of their choice, expanding access to these school options must be a priority for families and leaders to drive the change we need." 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 in partnership with state chapters. The goal of the Capitol Day is to bring families and lawmakers together to demonstrate the broad support for expanded educational options in their state. Last year, over 9,000 families gathered on the steps of state capitols to celebrate the Capitol Day events in 16 states. With growing momentum across the country in support of school choice, an unprecedented number of families are expected to turn out for this year's events. also hosts annual rallies at state capitols and other events throughout the year to help keep families and key decision makers informed about the benefits of school choice.  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.