School Choice Week: Western Offers More Than Education

Hull, Iowa — This is National School Choice Week. Organizers say school choice means giving parents access to the best K-12 education options for their children. These options include traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling, several of which are available in northwest Iowa.

We talked with Western Christian High School Director of Development & Promotions, Wes Fopma, who tells us why he thinks parents should consider private education.

Fopma says the school is not run by any church or denomination. He tells us how Western is run.

According to Fopma, their board members come from a wide area.

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

Fopma also says that it doesn’t have to be cost-prohibitive to go to a Christian school.

He tells us what’s available at Western

Organizers of National School Choice Week tell us that over 40,500 events and activities throughout the United States were planned to celebrate the week. They say the events are to raise public awareness of the different K-12 education options available to children and families while also spotlighting the benefits of school choice.

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