National School Choice Week (www.schoolchoiceweek.com) is this week, and advocates say they're expecting tens of thousands of people to attend events across the country and raise awareness for education reform to unprecedented levels.
National School Choice Week will bring together people of all backgrounds -- from Democratic activists to Tea Party leaders. The commemoration will take place at the peak of many state's legislative sessions, during which lawmakers are debating a variety of reforms to statewide education systems.
"Over the past year, we've seen more interest and excitement over education reform than ever before," said Kyle Olson, executive director of National School Choice Week. "That interest, excitement, and restlessness has been channeled into National School Choice Week, which will celebrate the fact that there are workable solutions to America's education challenges -- but only if elected officials summon the courage to fight for real reform."