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The states that now offer some form of school choice are Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

National School Choice Week raises awareness of all types of educational choices available to children.

Debated for quite some time now, it's been a very controversial issue for a while and proponents have been trying to pass a "school choice" bill for years.

Marching bands with thundering drumlines and hundreds of students and teachers - many in yellow-and-black "National School Choice Week" scarfs - converged outside the Texas Capitol.

The district's online programs are not part of the School of Choice process, but are still accepting applications. "So why is it that government has the power to force a student to attend a school that is wrong for them?" With this "Education Savings Account" (analogous to a debit card for qualifying education expenses), parents can choose the schools or services that will meet their children's learning needs.

Gov. Greg Abbott has also said he'll sign related legislation.

For a look at what events are being offered in your area, use the interactive event map on the National School Choice Week website.

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Matt Bevin proclaims it's School Choice Week.

Dawn Wilson-Clark, a Detroit parent and education organizer who came to Washington to oppose DeVos at her confirmation hearing, said in an interview that her five children have attended 22 schools in search of a quality education. They dismissed any concern about fellow GOP lawmakers dropping their support for DeVos, and downplayed the idea that DeVos' confirmation process has hurt her ability to run the U.S. Department of Education.

State Sen. Drew Darby, R-San Angelo, is considered by many to be on the shortlist for the House Education Committee chair position.

He may package the effort differently, as he has in several legislative sessions, but the end result is the same - public money siphoned from public schools and sent to private schools.

At this time, the Senate has yet to file its school choice bill.

Utah Connections Academy is a tuition-free, online public school serving more than 1,000 students statewide.

"Few Americans have done as much as Betsy DeVos has to help low-income children have a choice of a better school", Alexander said on the Senate floor Tuesday.


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