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Toomey, Williams to Speak at School Choice Rally

The elected leaders to join students, parents, teachers and community leaders at a National School Choice Week event.

The following was provided to Patch:

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Pennsylvania State Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia) will join students, parents, teachers and community leaders at a National School Choice Week whistle-stop event in Philadelphia on Wednesday, January 22 at Noon at the National Constitution Center.  It will be followed by a lunch at 1:00pm.

The event is hosted by National School Choice Week in partnership with The Center for Education Reform, Faith First Educational Assistance Corporation, Faith in the Future, Foundation for Excellence in Education, GreatSchools.org, KIPP Philadelphia, PennCAN, Pennsylvania Families for Public Cyber Schools, PublicSchoolOptions.org, REACH Foundation and StudentsFirst.

Additional speakers include Jeanne Allen, Founder of Center for Education Reform; David Hardy, Principal of Boys Latin School; Monica Allison, President of PA Families For Public Cyber Schools; Samuel Casey Carter, CEO of Faith In The Future; and Alberta Wilson, President of Faith First Educational Assistance Corporation.

The goal of the event is to demonstrate support for educational opportunity in Pennsylvania and across the country. National School Choice Week — which will feature more than 5,500 independently-planned events across the country — will be the nation's largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity. The Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for children, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning and homeschooling.

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