School choice rally set for Friday in Owensboro

January 30, 2020 | 12:08 am

Updated January 29, 2020 | 10:18 pm

A rally for school choice advocates is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday at the Bluegrass Musical Hall of Fame & Museum.

The event is one of many taking place across the country during National School Choice Week.

“The rally is one of the largest events planned in Kentucky during National School Choice Week,” according to a news release. “Hundreds of Kentucky families will gather for an indoor rally to celebrate the state’s K-12 school options…”

EdChoice Kentucky, a school choice organization, is hosting the event.

The program includes student performances, remarks by parents about the impact of school choice and perspectives of school leaders, according to the release.

The release said at 11 a.m. attendees will be able to take a free self-guided tour through the museum, 311 W 2nd Street.

The release said there are more than 50,000 school choice events planned across all 50 states from Jan. 26 through Feb. 1.

“Some Kentucky middle and upper-income families in Kentucky are currently utilizing school choice of nonpublic schools but many low-income families are hoping for a future where educational choice is attainable for them as well,” said Charles Leis, president of EdChoice Kentucky. “Kentucky currently offers very limited options for families who find that the traditional classroom is not working for their child, and we’re happy to come together this week to express our need for Scholarship Tax Credits and school choice.”

January 30, 2020 | 12:08 am

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