“Every child in America ought to have the option of going to a religious school.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) joined Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) along with 17 other Republicans in introducing legislation that would designate the week of October 1, 2023, through October 7, 2023, as “Religious Education Week” to celebrate religious education in the United States.
“Education is the key that unlocks opportunity,” said Senator Tuberville. “Every child in America ought to have the option of going to a religious school. There’s a myth out there that our Founders wanted to keep God out of the public square. That just isn’t true. This country was built on love of God, love of country, and love of family.”
The resolution is cosponsored by U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota), Steve Daines (R-Montana), Bill Hagerty (R-Tennessee), Josh Hawley (R-Missouri), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Mississippi), James Lankford (R-Oklahoma), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyoming), James Risch (R-Idaho), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Rick Scott (R-Florida), Tim Scott (R-South Carolina), and Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi).
This resolution is also supported by Agudath Israel of America, American Association of Christian Schools, Association of Christian Schools International, Catholic Education Partners Inc., Catholic Business Network, Center for Urban Renewal and Education, School Time Bible Ministries, Coalition for Jewish Values, Foundation for American Christian Education, Family Research Council, Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty, National Committee for Religious Freedom, and North American Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
The full text of the resolution can be found here.
Coach Tuberville spent 40 years of his career coaching, educating, and mentoring students. He has dedicated his life to ensuring the next generations can achieve the same American dream that he did.
Since arriving in Washington in 2021, Coach has continued to champion students in the United States Senate. Whether through legislation to expand school choice, protect student-athletes, fight for women’s sports, or lower the cost of tuition, Coach is fighting to make sure young Alabamians have the tools to succeed.
He continues to advocate for legislation that expands school choice opportunities. In January, he helped reintroduce 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 Tuberville also supported a resolution recognizing National School Choice Week as January 22-28, 2023.
Senator Tuberville has emphasized the need for school choice in remarks on the Senate floor, and 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 Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.