Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana

Congressman Luke Messer forms Congressional School Choice Caucus

Jan 31, 2014
Press Release

Congressman Luke Messer forms Congressional School Choice Caucus

Speaker Boehner says he’s pleased the caucus will draw greater attention to the value of school choice

WASHINGTON—In honor of National School Choice Week, Congressman Luke Messer announced the formation of the Congressional School Choice Caucus.  The caucus seeks to highlight how applying market-based principles to education can enhance student achievement.  Members of the caucus will be dedicated to expanding educational freedom and promoting policies that increase high-quality education for all children.

“No child should be forced to go to a school where they won’t have a meaningful chance to learn,” said Congressman Luke Messer. “That’s why school choice matters.  Whether that means open enrollment, expanding charter schools options or more access to virtual classrooms, empowering parents with a choice will give their children a greater chance for success.”

House Speaker John Boehner, author of the first school choice language ever to become law, said he is pleased with Congressman Messer’s decision to form the Congressional School Choice Caucus: “In America, a good education is the great equalizer, something that gives our children the chance to fulfill their potential no matter how they fared in the lottery of life. That’s why the more we can do to empower parents to pick and choose the schools that best meet their kids’ needs, the better. When parents have the ability to select the best learning environment for their kids, they thrive and so do their communities. It’s one way for us to live up to our billing as the 'Land of Opportunity.' I’m pleased Representative Messer is launching the School Choice Caucus to draw greater attention to the value and importance of school choice.”  

Congressman Messer is the former head of School Choice Indiana—an organization dedicated to expanding quality education options for Hoosier families.  He also spoke on the House floor earlier this week to commemorate National School Choice Week, which runs through Saturday.  For a link to the video, click here.

Indiana Representatives Larry Bucshon, Todd Rokita, Todd Young and Jackie Walorski are also Congressional School Choice Caucus members.