Press conference Thursday: Now more than ever school choice is needed

The need for expanding education opportunities for Minnesota students could not be more obvious. And families are calling on state leaders to do something about it.

Parents and education advocates, with the support of Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Senate Education Committee Chair Roger Chamberlain, and Senator Michelle Benson, will urge state legislators and Gov. Tim Walz this Thursday, June 3 at 11 a.m. to include and support Education Savings Accounts in the education omnibus bill and make school choice a reality for thousands of students.

Our state leaders have an opportunity to stand up for Minnesota students by expanding educational freedom so that they can access the learning environment that best fits their needs. Will they take it?

Every child deserves an effective, motivating and challenging education, and that comes in a variety of forms. Regardless of what form is chosen, it is the power of options, opportunity and parental choice that make school choice so rewarding.

Press Conference: School Choice Now! A Crisis in Education

Who: Senate Education Committee Chair Roger Chamberlain, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Senator Michelle Benson, School Choice Advocates and Parents Kofi Montkza and Benito Matias, additional speakers may be added.

What: Press conference with school choice parent advocates to discuss how the pandemic exposed the crisis in education and demand for school choice.  

When: Thursday, June 3 at 11 a.m.

Where: Outside the northeast corner of the Minnesota Senate Building, at the intersection of Sherburne Ave and N. Capitol Blvd. (Map below with the location marked by a red star. Minnesota Senate Building address: 95 University Ave. W., Saint Paul, MN 55155.) 

Why: Because the status quo is leaving too many Minnesota students behind.