More than 500 parents, students, and school representatives attended the inaugural Parental Choice School Fair, Jan. 25, at the Space Foundation in Colorado Springs. The event was sponsored by Parents Challenge and National School Choice Week.
“The event offered parents, students, and local leaders the opportunity to learn about outstanding public, charter, private, online, and home school programs in the Pikes Peak Region,” explained Deborah Hendrix, executive director of Parents Challenge. “We also had a number of outstanding high school bands and dance teams who entertained participants while demonstrating the skills they have learned at school.”
Each participant received a bright yellow scarf from National School Choice Week, an organization founded in 2011, which has since grown into the world’s largest movement seeking to ensure that all parents have the right to choose the best education for their children.