Texas Governor Rick Perry Signs School Choice Week Proclamation
by David Bellow on January 24, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Texas Governor Rick Perry Signs School Choice Week Proclamation:
STATE OF TEXAS
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
The Texas Constitution recognizes that a general diffusion of knowledge is essential to the preservation of the liberties and rights of the people of Texas. Texas recognizes the critical role that an effective and accountable system of education plays in preparing Texas children to be successful in a global economy.
As such, the Texas education system offers a multitude of high quality public schools, public charter schools, nonpublic schools and home school programs, and Texas has many administrators, teaching professionals, parents, paraprofessionals and volunteers who have dedicate themselves to educating children.
Providing children with multiple schooling options creates a competitive environment that can improve academic performance, giving children the option to attend the school that best fits their needs.
I encourage Texans to learn more about the different schooling options available in the Lone Star State.
Therefore, I, Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, do hereby recognize January 22-28, 2012, to be School Choice Week
in Texas, and urge the appropriate recognition whereof.
In official recognition whereof, - I hereby affix my signature this the 12th day of January, 2012.