Tuesday, January 10, 2012
They likely disagree on most every other issue, but renowned political strategists Dick Morris and Joe Trippi certainly stand together on one thing: the need to provide America's families with enhanced school choice.
The unlikely duo has teamed to promote the second annual National School Choice Week (January 22-28, 2012, www.SchoolChoiceWeek.com), which brings Americans of all ideologies and backgrounds together to shine an unprecedented spotlight on the need to increase effective educational options for all children.
Hundreds of events, planned by hundreds of diverse organizations across the country, are being planned to spotlight school choice during the Week.
"Across America, citizens of all political parties are fed up with the status quo," Morris said. "Parents want their hard-earned tax dollars to go to great schools, not to entrenched bureaucrats. This is why we have seen a groundswell of support for school choice in the past several years, and an unprecedented level of school choice legislation being enacted in statehouses across the country."
"We all have to bring our ideas to the table, regardless of party," Trippi said. "I want to help bring Democrats and Republicans together to work towards education reform. Participating in National School Choice Week is the first step everyone of us can take towards social justice and a better future for all of America's children."
Trippi and Morris will appear at several events during National School Choice Week.
National School Choice Week has also brought together governors of significantly different political persuasions.
"It's truly a testament to the bipartisan appeal of school choice when both Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, a true blue Democrat, signs a similar state-based resolution recognizing School Choice Week as a conservative like Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin," said Andrew Campanella, vice president of public affairs for National School Choice Week.
Andrew R. Campanella