National School Choice Week Is This Week

Date posted - January 25, 2016

Hull, Iowa — National School Choice Week is January 24-30, 2016.
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Organizers say it will be America’s largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education, featuring more than 16,000 independently organized events across all 50 states.

We talked with Western Christian High School principal Dan Barkel, who tells us the Hull school supports school choice initiatives.

Barkel says that contrary to popular belief, Western is not “run” by the Christian Reformed Church. He explains.

We asked him if he’d support a school voucher system.

Principal Barkel also says that another myth is that it costs a lot to go to a Christian school.

He says if you are interested in having your children attend Christian schools, but worry if you can afford it, you are invited to contact the school for more information.

Organizers say that National School Choice Week is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, and that it shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for students, families, and communities around the country – from traditional public schools to public charter schools, magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling, several of which are available in northwest Iowa.

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