Governor Kasich Proclaims Jan. 21-27 “Ohio School Choice Week”; Joins Leaders Nationwide in Celebrating Opportunity in Education

Sunbury News Staff Reports

Ohio students, communities to hold more than 1,200 events as part of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice

COLUMBUS – Gov. Kasich has officially proclaimed Jan. 21-27 School Choice Week in Ohio, joining dozens of other governors and hundreds of city and county leaders nationwide in issuing similar proclamations.

In Ohio, 1,271 rallies, round-table discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups, festivals, school fairs, and other events and activities will take place during the week, raising awareness and sparking conversations about educational options parents have, or want to have, for their children.

Across the country, more than 32,000 School Choice Week events and activities have been planned.

“Ohio has been an important state in the school choice movement, and we’re grateful that Gov. Kasich has recognized that by issuing this proclamation,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “Ohio parents are enthusiastic about school choice, and we applaud that. Parents know what’s best for their kids, and we hope they are able to find an educational setting that best fits their kids’ needs.”

Held every January, National School Choice Week is an independent, nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort designed to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options for every child. Through thousands of independently planned events across the country, National School Choice Week raises public awareness of all types of educational choices available to children. These options include traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling.

Ed Experts to Discuss Policy Reforms

COLUMBUS – Education policy experts will lead a discussion on the future of K-12 education policy and what the future may hold for Ohio students Wednesday, Jan. 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 E. Broad St.

Lennie Jarratt of the Heartland Institute and Ezra Escudero of Americans for Prosperity will moderate the discussion.

This event is planned to coincide with the history-making celebration of National School Choice Week 2018, which will feature more than 32,000 school choice events across all 50 states.

“Every child deserves access to a quality education. The only way this can happen is empowered parents freely choosing from a vast array of education options that meets the education needs and goals of their child,” said Lennie Jarratt, education project manager at the Heartland Institute.

The event will be hosted by America’s Future Foundation, Americans for Prosperity, Citizens for Community Values, and the Heartland Institute. For more information, contact Lennie Jarratt at

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