School Choice Week 2015 Has Officially Arrived

It’s Friday again, my friends. As usual, that means your favorite little edublogger has spent his day trying to wrap things up for the week. That leaves me limited time for our conversation (try not to look so disappointed!), so today’s post will be a quick one.

Fortunately, we have something exciting to focus on during our brief time together: The kickoff of National School Choice Week in Jacksonville, Florida! If you missed the live stream, you can check out the full video below.

The event included speakers like Senator John McCain, Rev. HK Matthews, and Desmond Howard. You may remember Desmond Howard as the guy who pulled off this other kickoff back in 1997:

Yeah, he’s fast. But I bet I could beat him in a race around the playground. Fortunately, Desmond is also a pretty good speaker, and he did a good job of setting the tone for my favorite event of the year.

Next week, Little Eddie will be talking a whole lot about how much he loves school choice. So will almost everyone else in the education reform movement. You should do the same. Blog, tweet (#scw), Facebook, or do whatever you want to get the message out that you love school choice. In addition to all that, you should come on down to the big school choice rally on the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol Building.

The rally runs from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. this coming Monday, January 26, and features speakers like Owen Hill, the new chairman of the Colorado Senate Education Committee, and Mike Johnston, one of the most prominent education reformers in the state. You’ll get to see a cool performance by local kids and hear from parents. It’ll be great.

As an added bonus (“Only available for a limited time!”), I’ll give you a pretty yellow scarf. Well, I won’t give you the scarf. I have to keep a low profile. But I’ll instruct my trusty minions Ben DeGrow and Ross Izard to give you a scarf. If you’re lucky, you may even get to take a picture with one of the handsome devils.

Have a great weekend!