May 3 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Richard Burr (R-NC) were among a bipartisan group of 28 senators to commemorate the 17th annual National Charter Schools Week, which lasts May 1 through May 7. The resolution congratulates the students, parents, teachers, and leaders of our nation’s 6,800 charter schools. 

“Children in North Carolina and across the United States deserve access to high quality education so they can realize their full potential and achieve their American Dream,” said Senator Tillis. “I am proud to be a part of this bipartisan effort to improve educational opportunities for children and support North Carolina’s 158 Charter Schools.”

“Charter Schools are a tremendous opportunity to improve education,” said Senator Burr. “As many parents know, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to education that will work for all students. Charters provide another option for parents seeking the best education for their child.”

The resolution, which unanimously passed last week, was cosponsored by Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Mark Kirk (R-IL), David Vitter (R-LA), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Michael Bennet (R-CO), John Boozman (R-AR), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Cory Gardner (R-CO), John Cornyn (R-TX), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), John McCain (R-AZ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Tim Scott (R-SC), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tom Carper (D-DE), Chris Coons (D-DE), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), David Perdue (R-GA) and Roger Wicker (R-MS).