National School Choice Week Kicks Off on Jan. 21 in New Orleans


Reason Foundation, the nonprofit that publishes this website, is proud to help sponsor National School Choice Week, an annual event designed to bring attention to the need for and possibilities of allowing parents and students to, you know, pick where they get educated. This year, NSCW is Jan. 22-28.

Go here for more details about the event.

The big kickoff event is being held in New Orleans, where a record level of K-12 students attend public and private schools of choice.

The details, courtesy of Reason Foundation education analyst Lisa Snell:

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Lakefront Arena at the University of New Orleans
6801 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70122
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

RSVP online

It's going to be a huge party, with musical performances by The Temptations and Ellis Marsalis, and thousands of likeminded students, parents, teachers, and community activists who are celebrating school choice across the country. In addition to these legendary entertainers, you'll hear from elected officials, celebrities, and students, parents, and teachers who will share how school choice has given them a chance at a quality education. In fact, if you represent a school choice organization, National School Choice Week will even provide you with a free table on our concourse to distribute materials on-site. 

You can find a great hotel rate at our two partner hotels, too. The Saint, a new hotel on Canal Street, is offering NSCW guests a rate of 149.00 plus two complimentary drink tickets to their bar! www.thesainthotelneworleans.com/. And the Chateau Bourbon (A Wyndham Hotel) is offering a rate of 159.00. www.chateaubourbonneworleans.com/ When booking either of these two great French Quarter hotels, please refer to the "National School Choice Week" room block--but you MUST register before January 16.

Reason Foundation is an integral planning partner for National School Choice Week (January 22-28, 2012), and we're so excited to invite you to attend this huge party and help raise awareness about school choice. And this is just the first party of the week! Between January 22-28, thousands of Americans will come together at seminars, rallies, schools, movies, and other places to shine a spotlight on the need for effective education options for children. 

Please RSVP online and remember to invite your friends and family. Everyone is welcome to this massive celebration of school choice! 

The folks behind National School Choice Week are a broad-based coalition of liberals, conservatives, libertarians, right-wingers, left-wingers, you name it, who believe that the more choices kids and parents have, the better K-12 education will be.

Reason will be hosting events near the end of January in both LA and DC; details to come.

Our coverage, including mondo video, of past NSCW events and happenings.