Dozens rally at the Capitol to celebrate National School Choice Week

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National school choice week is happening now through February 1st.
There are nearly two thousand events scheduled across Michigan — and more than 50,000 happening nationwide.

Today dozens gathered at the State Capitol to learn more about the different K-12 options available for students.

Organizers of the event say they want parents to know they have a choice in where their children go to school — options such as public schools, charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online and home schooling possibilities.

Parent, Sheronne Johnson said he enjoyed learning about the different choices avilable.

“It has opened up my eyes a little bit more about the school and the education that is really important for the students. To have a school of choice makes it really nice because I feel comfortable that I had that choice to put my daughter in Ridgefield academy, ” he said.

While the school choice movement has become popular nationwide– there are some that don’t agree with the goal.

Opponents say school choice takes resources away from public schools– and many of the options available aren’t regulated.

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