Tuberville, Colleagues Introduce National School Choice Week Resolution

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tuberville (R-AL) joined U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) in introducing a resolution designating January 21-27, 2024, as the 14th National School Choice Week. This is the third year Senator Tuberville has joined in introducing this resolution. U.S. Representative John Moolenaar (R-MI-02) introduced the companion resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“Every child deserves the opportunity to excel in the classroom, no matter where they live,” said Coach Tuberville.“In my career as an educator and coach, I saw too many kids slip through the cracks. Parents, not the government, should make decisions about a student’s educational future. I’m committed to breaking down educational barriers so that the next generation of leaders are empowered to achieve the American Dream, which is why I’m proud to join this resolution recognizing National School Choice Week.”

Full text of the resolution can be found here. 

Other resolution sponsors include U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), John Boozman (R-AR), Mike Braun (R-IN), Katie Britt (R-AL), Ted Budd (R-NC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Ron Johnson (R-WI), James Lankford (R-OK), Mike Lee (R-UT), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Pete Ricketts (R-NE), James Risch (R-ID), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rick Scott (R-FL), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Todd Young (R-IN). 


As a former coach, mentor, and educator for more than 40 years, Senator Tuberville is committed to promoting educational opportunities for students. 

He emphasized the need for school choice in remarks on the Senate floor, and he called on the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to reconsider proposed rules to redefine the Charter School Program (CSP) that would strip parents of the ability to choose the best school for their child. Senator Tuberville introduced the Children Have Opportunities in Classrooms Everywhere (CHOICE) Act to allow low-income families with children in grades K-12 to use federal education funds for educational options that best fit their needs. Additionally, he cosponsored the bipartisan National Charter School Week Resolution, that works to promote charter schools across the country. Finally, Senator Tuberville joined legislation to designate a “Religious Education Week” to celebrate religious education in the United States.

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.