[Congressional Record Volume 162, Number 18 (Monday, February 1, 2016)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E72]
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                             HON. ROD BLUM

                                of iowa

                    in the house of representatives

                        Monday, February 1, 2016

  Mr. BLUM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of National School 
Choice Week, celebrating choice in education across all fifty states.
   Every January, National School Choice Week shines a positive light 
on effective, personal education options for every child and consists 
of 157 scheduled events occurring in communities across Iowa. National 
School Choice Week celebrates the different K-12 options and learning 
styles available to parents and students, and the importance to find 
the right individual fit for each child. Every student's needs are 
unique--and a one-size-fits all education model is not beneficial to 
our children.
   A quality education is imperative for the success of future 
generations and our country, and National School Choice Week highlights 
the multitude of options available today: charter, magnet, public, and 
private schools, as well as homeschooling. I commend the charter and 
private schools operating in the First District and I believe school 
choice is an important policy which can lead to better student 
   Today's students cannot become tomorrow's leaders without a vibrant 
education. I will continue to advocate for the best options for 
parents, students, teachers, and administrators to ensure the success 
of our children.