July 22, 2015
Republican lawmakers joined an advocacy group seeking greater powers for parents to choose their children’s schools in a rally at the Capitol on Tuesday.
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Rep. Luke Messer (R-Ind.) spoke at the event organized by PublicSchoolsOptions.org, a group of parents in over 30 states demanding more choices in schooling.
“When you give parents the choice, you really do give the kid a better chance,” Scott told The Hill. “You really open that child’s minds to amazing opportunities that they would not have seen before.”
“The statistics bear it out, and personal experience says it real,” he added.