Romney Joins Colleagues in Introducing Resolution to Support School Choice

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined his colleagues, led by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), in introducing a resolution designating January 21 through January 27, 2024, as National School Choice Week. Text of the resolution is available here.

“For too many parents, the ability to choose a learning program that meets the needs and circumstances of their children is limited or nonexistent,” Senator Romney said. “Parents know what is best for their kids and they should have the freedom to choose the model of education that works best for their family—whether that is public, homeschool, or otherwise.”

“It is unacceptable that today – in the United States of America – millions of kids who grew up just like I did still lack access to quality education simply because of their zip code,” Senator Scott said. “We cannot leave our kids’ education and the future of America’s children to chance. Instead, transforming our nation’s education system and ensuring every child has access to a quality education must be our call to action every single day.”

“Children should have every opportunity to succeed in school, regardless of income or zip code. School choice provides this opportunity,” Dr. Cassidy said. “This National School Choice Week, we celebrate parents’ ability to make the best educational decisions for their family.”

Senators Romney, Scott, and Cassidy were joined on the resolution by Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Ted Budd (R-NC), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Rick Scott (R-FL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), John Boozman (R-AR), Jim Risch (R-ID), Katie Britt (R-AL), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Mike Braun (R-IN), Mike Lee (R-UT), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Pete Ricketts (R-NE), Ted Cruz (R-TX), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC).