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LIBRE Announces School Choice Events
(Washington, D.C.) – The LIBRE Initiative announced today that it is partnering with organizations in several states to commemorate National School Choice Week, and to help ensure that members of the Hispanic community have better information about educational choice options in their areas. Hispanics support school choice more than any other demographic group. According to the 2014 Schooling in America Survey, 68 percent of Hispanics support Charter Schools and 74 percent are in favor of School Vouchers. Additionally, according to a 2013 study by researchers at Stanford, Hispanic students in poverty have greater learning gains at charter schools than other students.
Below are several of the school choice events in which the staff and volunteers of the LIBRE Initiative will participate. Stay tuned as more events may be added in the days ahead:
Monday, January 26th – Denver, Colorado: LIBRE is a sponsor of the National School Choice Week celebrations at the Colorado Capitol. The rally and celebration is being co-sponsored by 14 statewide organizations and will gather hundreds of children in support of school choice. LIBRE Colorado Field Director Ivette Diaz will speak at the event.
Thursday, January 29th – Austin, Texas: LIBRE staff will speak at a reception to discuss LIBRE’s role in National School Choice Week and the importance of school choice in Texas.
Thursday, January 29th – Phoenix, Arizona: LIBRE staff and volunteers will join with over 1,000 School Choice supporters at the Arizona Capitol to celebrate with State leaders, Arizona’s successful school choice opportunities. LIBRE Arizona Field Director Stephen Viramontes will be among the speakers.
Friday, January 30th – Austin, TX: LIBRE North Texas Field Director Daniel Serralde, will be among the speakers at the National School Choice Week rally at the Texas Capitol. Serralde will discuss his experience as an educator, and how educational choice impacts the Hispanic community.