Texas Governor Rick Perry Signs School Choice Week Proclamation:
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STATE OF TEXAS
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
The Texas Constitution recognizes that a general diffusion of
knowledge is essential to the preservation of the liberties and rights of the
people of Texas. Texas recognizes the critical role that an effective and
accountable system of education plays in preparing Texas children to be
successful in a global economy.
As such, the Texas education system offers a multitude of high
quality public schools, public charter schools, nonpublic schools and home
school programs, and Texas has many administrators, teaching
professionals, parents, paraprofessionals and volunteers who have dedicate
themselves to educating children.
Providing children with multiple schooling options creates a
competitive environment that can improve academic performance, giving
children the option to attend the school that best fits their needs.
I encourage Texans to learn more about the different schooling
options available in the Lone Star State.
Therefore, I, Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, do hereby recognize
January 22-28, 2012, to be
School Choice Week
in Texas, and urge the appropriate recognition whereof.