The state Senate recently voted to approve a resolution that commemorates National School Choice Week.
Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, authored Senate Resolution 9, to highlight the push among some parents, educators, and students across the nation for school choice, according to a news release. National School Choice Week goes from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2.
This week, more than 3,500 events across the nation will take place to raise awareness of school choice. Huff participated in the kick-off event in Los Angeles last week, which included groups such as Democrats for Education Reform and Parent Revolution.
“As Juan Williams and Condoleezza Rice have both put it, school choice is the civil rights issue of our time,” Huff said in a statement. “School choice should not be a partisan issue – it’s a moral issue. All students deserve a high-quality education, no matter what their background.”
Huff's office shared this quote from the National School Choice Week website:
“National School Choice Week provides an unprecedented opportunity, every January, to shine a spotlight on the need for effective education options for all children. Planned by a diverse and nonpartisan coalition of individuals and organizations, National School Choice Week features special events and activities that highlight support for school choice programs and proposals.”
Other Huff authored bills related to school choice include the "Parent Trigger" law, open enrollment, school districts of choice, and charter school funding. The California Charter Schools Association named Huff Elected Leader of the Year in 2012.
Huff'a 29th Senate District includes Diamond Bar and Walnut.