"Parents must be empowered with their most fundamental responsibility - the right to choose what is best for their children. The responsibility of a parent cannot end at the schoolhouse door."

The school choice bill hits full committee today!

Lawmakers on the House Ways and Means committee will debate, and vote on, H. 4894 today. They need to hear from you now.

H.4894 is a modest choice program, primarily supporting low-income students and students with special needs. The plan offers tax credit funded scholarships for those children to attend the independent school of their parents’ choice.

Last week, as the bill was passed out of subcommittee, the “Education Lobby” attacked the proposal vigorously. Jackie Hicks of the SCEA testified about her disgust at the possibility of students with disabilities leaving public schools “merely” because their own parents felt those schools weren’t serving the child’s needs sufficiently!

Statewide, thousands of emails were sent to public school employees, on the taxpayers’ time and money, coordinating assaults on the proposal. That’s why lawmakers need tohear from you today.

As the bill moves forward in the legislative process, these attacks on the sovereignty of parental rights will only worsen.  Take a moment right now; call and email these lawmakers. Press them to vote in favor of the bill today -and more importantly- to aggressively use their position and influence to see this bill through to enactment as law.

Brian White (Chair) 7343144   brianwhite@schouse.gov (H.4894 sponsor)

Bill Whitmire 734-3068 billwhitmire@schouse.gov

And, as always, mysclegislator.com is the simplest way to reach out to your own state representative and senator to let them know you support parental choice in K-12 education.

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