CHARLOTTE – Public charter and private school students from the Charlotte area will showcase their talents in celebration of School Choice Week on Jan. 31 at the Discovery Place.
Doors will open at 10 a.m. for the free celebration, which includes a traditional Chinese dance by East Voyager Academy and a musical performance by Victory Christian Center School.
Joel Ford, a former senator and board member for Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, will deliver remarks on his school choice story and the value of educational opportunity in North Carolina.
The event coincides with National School Choice Week 2020.
“North Carolina has been a leader in advancing parental school choice – lifting the cap on public charter schools, establishing and expanding three scholarship programs to allow parents the opportunity to send their child to a private school, and empowering parents to homeschool their children,” said Allison Guenther, outreach director at Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina. “National School Choice Week shines a spotlight on the choice in education for North Carolina’s nearly 118,000 public charter school students, the over 14,000 students on a private school scholarship, and over 142,000 homeschool students.”