Local School Choice Advocacy Organization Recognizes State Legislative Champions
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Last week the South Carolina Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) awarded Representative Raye Felder with its Champion of School Choice Award for her strong support and leadership in the fight for giving South Carolina families access to more school choice options, specifically the public virtual school option. The award was presented to Representative Felder last week at the PSO Annual Capitol Day Rally. At the rally, hundreds of virtual school parents and students descended on the capitol to celebrate the virtual school option and meet with legislators.
Rep. Felder speaking at the PublicSchoolOptions.org Capitol Day Rally last Wednesday
Virtual school students and parents at the Capitol Day Rally
STATEMENT FROM REPRESENTATIVE RAYE FELDER:
“I am proud to support school choice in South Carolina because parents deserve to be able to select the educational option that fits the needs of their individual children. The more we empower parents with choices the more our students will succeed. I am thankful for this award and it will serve as a constant reminder to continue fighting for more options in education and to continue strengthening public education.”
STATEMENT FROM KERRY LEVI, PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG SOUTH CAROLINA CHAPTER PRESIDENT AND PARENT LEADER:
“We are thankful to Representative Felder for her steadfast support of school choice and for trusting parents with their children’s education decisions. She understands that parents know their children best and that parents need a full menu of school choice options, including the virtual school model. South Carolinians applaud her efforts to give students every opportunity to succeed.”
PublicSchoolOptions.org is an alliance of parents that supports and defends parents’ rights to access the best public school options for their children. The Coalition supports the creation of public school options, including charter schools, online schools, magnet schools, open enrollment policies and other innovative education programs. Additionally, we advocate for free and equal access without restrictions to these public schools for all children.