house resolution no.20

Reps. Greene, St. Germaine, Bierlein, Kunse, De Boer, Schuette, Markkanen, BeGole, Tisdel, Kuhn, Prestin, Beson, Cavitt, Posthumus, Alexander, Steele, Bollin, DeBoyer, Maddock, Johnsen, Bezotte, Paquette, Slagh, Wozniak, Schriver, Green, Meerman, Rigas, DeSana, Hall, Borton, Zorn, Smit, Neyer, Lightner, Thompson, Fink, Harris, Fox and Filler offered the following resolution:

A resolution to declare January 22-28, 2023, as School Choice Week in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, All children in Michigan should have the right to the highest quality schools possible; and

Whereas, Citizens across Michigan agree that improving the quality of education and expanding access to highly-effective schools should be issues of importance to our state’s leaders; and

Whereas, Michigan recognizes the critical role that an effective and accountable system of education plays in preparing all children to be successful in a global economy; and

Whereas, There are a multitude of high-quality public schools, public charter schools, home schools, and nonpublic schools in the state of Michigan; and

Whereas, Michigan has many outstanding teaching professionals across the state who are committed to educating children; and

Whereas, The vital cause of education reform is one that transcends ideology and political party affiliation; and

Whereas, Research in Michigan and across the nation demonstrates conclusively that providing parents with multiple schooling options improves academic performance; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare January 22-28, 2023, as School Choice Week in the state of Michigan. We call this observance to the attention of all our citizens; and be it further

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to the National School Choice Week organization with our highest esteem.