RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The John Locke Foundation is hosting a presentation looking at 20 years of school choice options in North Carolina on Monday, January 25.
The event will be held at noon at the office of the John Locke Foundation and is a part of Shaftesbury Society Presentations, a weekly policy series. Organizers selected this topic to coincide with National School Choice Week (January 24-30, 2016), which will be the largest series of education-related events in U.S. history.
Darrell Allison, president of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, will present on the history of the school choice movement in North Carolina. He will explain the Special Needs Scholarship and Opportunity Scholarship programs currently providing options for parents, as well as the growing charter school movement in the state.
“Until the first state charter law passed in 1996, there was very little in the way of choice for parents when it came to educating their children. North Carolina has come a long way in the past 20 years, and by participating in National School Choice Week, we hope to raise awareness with parents looking at education options for their children,” said Dr. Terry Stoops, director of research and education studies for the John Locke Foundation.
Organizers expect over 75 legal experts, policymakers, and members of the public to be in attendance.
For more information, contact Mitch Kokai at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for students, families, and communities around the country.