Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed onto support for School Choice Week, says a press statement from the event's organizers.
From Jan. 22-28, the as-of-now 259 participants will "provide a concentrated focus for our mission - effective education options for every child - a time for the media and the public to hear our resounding message and a time to bring new voices to the chorus."
Even Bill Cosby supports the event, stating: "We have a moral and societal obligation to give our children the opportunity to succeed in school, at work, and in life. We cannot meet that obligation unless parents are empowered to select the best schools of their children. I encourage everyone who wants to see a transformation of American education to get involved in National School Choice Week."
You can see the list of participants here.
So, wait, what's School Choice Week?
National School Choice Week — a series of hundreds of events shining a spotlight on the need for better educational options for children, will kick off at a special event in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 21, 2012. Over the following seven days more than 250 events will take place in every corner of the nation. Everyone from children, parents, teachers, and community leaders — to celebrities, sports figures, elected officials, and more — will participate in this unprecedented bipartisan commemoration.
For more information about National School Choice Week, or to find an event near you, visit www.SchoolChoiceWeek.com.