WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tuberville (R-AL) joined U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to introduce a resolution designating January 22-28, 2023, as National School Choice Week. U.S. Representative John Moolenaar (R-MI-02) introduced the companion resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“Nothing rivals the opportunity and freedom that come with a quality education. The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the need for ensuring our students aren’t subject to educational disadvantages because of their background or location. 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 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), 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), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rick Scott (R-FL), Thom Tillis (R-NC), 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. Additionally, 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.
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.