FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– During National School Choice Week, hundreds of people rallied at the Capitol Thursday morning to celebrate school choice.
Teachers, parents, and students braved the cold to say that they are glad to have a choice to go to private or religious-affiliated schools. Parents said that traditional school does not work for their children and they wanted something different.
School Choice says it wants to find a better way to fund opportunities for all families to pick which school they want to go to.
“I’m a restaurant manager so obviously I’m not breaking the ban, we’re not breaking the bank. I know there’s a ton of people out there, middle and lower class, that need the choice of where to send their kid and what fits their kid the best,” said Daniel Henderson, a School Choice parent.
It is important to note that there is a big battle over public school funding in Kentucky right now, so not everyone is thrilled with school choice. Instead, they would like to see more funding toward public schools. The parents who support School Choice say that it is all about choice and they are happy it is available.