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On Tuesday, Nov. 9, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) introduced the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education (CHOICE) Act. This legislation would provide families with greater options with regards to their children’s education.

This legislation is the House companion to S. 74, introduced by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) in January.

“I left home to go to college at the age of sixteen to pursue the best educational opportunities available. The last year has shown us that students need to have the opportunity to succeed no matter where they live,” said Miller-Meeks. “The CHOICE Act will give families more options to give their children the best education possible. Senator Scott has always been a leading voice in fighting for equal access to quality education and I am proud to join him in this commonsense legislation.”

“As the product of a poor, single-parent household, I have always been a champion of school choice. And as the coronavirus pandemic has shown us, the need for educational options is more vital today than ever before,” said Scott. “The sad reality is too many students lack access to a quality education because of their zip code, and that is simply unacceptable. Commonsense solutions like my CHOICE Act will empower families to choose the best schools for their children and put parents in charge.”

To read the full text of this legislation, click HERE.

Author: Press Release