National Charter Schools Week, 2019, 22039-22040 [2019-10255]

Download as PDF 22039 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 94 Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Title 3— Proclamation 9882 of May 10, 2019 The President National Charter Schools Week, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National Charter Schools Week, we recognize the important contributions public charter schools make by providing American families with the freedom to choose high-quality education options that meet their children’s needs. For more than a quarter century, charter schools—tuitionfree public schools of choice—have been incubators of educational innovations, while being accountable for student achievement and outcomes. Today, what began as a grassroots movement now flourishes in 44 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico, with more than 7,000 schools serving approximately 3.2 million students. Charter schools empower families to pursue the right educational fit for their children, helping ensure that there are paths to the American Dream that match the needs of students striving to achieve it. The unique needs of students, rather than address or family income, should determine where they learn. My Administration is committed to reducing the outsized Federal footprint in education and to empowering families, as well as State and local policymakers and educators, with the flexibility to adapt to student needs. Public charter schools work for students, teachers, and communities. The Center for Research on Education Outcomes found that charter schools better serve low-income students, minority students, and students learning English than neighboring public schools. The success of our Nation’s public charter schools in helping students of all backgrounds thrive and in addressing the needs of local education confirms what Americans have always known: those who are closest to students know best how to prepare them to reach their full potential. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PRESDOC0 Nothing better proves the value of and need for charter schools than the ever-growing demand from students and families. Although charter school enrollment has increased at least sevenfold in the past 18 years, more than one million students remain on charter school waiting lists today. A recent survey found that 59 percent of parents would prefer to send their child to a different type of school than the one to which they have been assigned. Because of the success of and demand for public charter schools, each year since taking office, I have proposed to increase and improve funding for them as a key part of my Administration’s ambitious efforts to expand every family’s access to all types of high-quality education opportunities. In my fiscal year 2020 budget request, I called on the Congress to increase funding for the Federal Charter Schools Program to $500 million, an increase of $60 million over the current level. No matter where they live or how much their parents earn, all children deserve access to education that enriches their minds. This week, we celebrate all the students, families, teachers, administrators, and community leaders who support public charter schools and education freedom. We reaffirm our commitment to expanding every family’s access to high-quality VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 May 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\15MYD0.SGM 15MYD0 22040 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / Presidential Documents education opportunities and to supporting educational excellence and innovation for the benefit of every student and for the continued prosperity of our great Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 12 through May 18, 2019, as National Charter Schools Week. I commend our Nation’s successful public charter schools, teachers, and administrators, and I call on States and communities to help students and empower parents and families by supporting high-quality charter schools as an important school choice option. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third. [FR Doc. 2019–10255 Filed 5–14–19; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 May 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\15MYD0.SGM 15MYD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PRESDOC0 Billing code 3295–F9–P

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Vol. 84

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No. 94

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The President





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Proclamation 9882--National Charter Schools Week, 2019



Proclamation 9883--National Defense Transportation Day and 
Transportation Week, 2019



Proclamation 9884--Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2019



Proclamation 9885--Mother's Day, 2019



Notice of May 13, 2019--Continuation of the National Emergency With 
Respect to Yemen


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Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9882 of May 10, 2019

                
National Charter Schools Week, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During National Charter Schools Week, we recognize the 
                important contributions public charter schools make by 
                providing American families with the freedom to choose 
                high-quality education options that meet their 
                children's needs. For more than a quarter century, 
                charter schools--tuition-free public schools of 
                choice--have been incubators of educational 
                innovations, while being accountable for student 
                achievement and outcomes. Today, what began as a 
                grassroots movement now flourishes in 44 States, the 
                District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico, with more 
                than 7,000 schools serving approximately 3.2 million 
                students.

                Charter schools empower families to pursue the right 
                educational fit for their children, helping ensure that 
                there are paths to the American Dream that match the 
                needs of students striving to achieve it. The unique 
                needs of students, rather than address or family 
                income, should determine where they learn. My 
                Administration is committed to reducing the outsized 
                Federal footprint in education and to empowering 
                families, as well as State and local policymakers and 
                educators, with the flexibility to adapt to student 
                needs.

                Public charter schools work for students, teachers, and 
                communities. The Center for Research on Education 
                Outcomes found that charter schools better serve low-
                income students, minority students, and students 
                learning English than neighboring public schools. The 
                success of our Nation's public charter schools in 
                helping students of all backgrounds thrive and in 
                addressing the needs of local education confirms what 
                Americans have always known: those who are closest to 
                students know best how to prepare them to reach their 
                full potential.

                Nothing better proves the value of and need for charter 
                schools than the ever-growing demand from students and 
                families. Although charter school enrollment has 
                increased at least sevenfold in the past 18 years, more 
                than one million students remain on charter school 
                waiting lists today. A recent survey found that 59 
                percent of parents would prefer to send their child to 
                a different type of school than the one to which they 
                have been assigned.

                Because of the success of and demand for public charter 
                schools, each year since taking office, I have proposed 
                to increase and improve funding for them as a key part 
                of my Administration's ambitious efforts to expand 
                every family's access to all types of high-quality 
                education opportunities. In my fiscal year 2020 budget 
                request, I called on the Congress to increase funding 
                for the Federal Charter Schools Program to $500 
                million, an increase of $60 million over the current 
                level.

                No matter where they live or how much their parents 
                earn, all children deserve access to education that 
                enriches their minds. This week, we celebrate all the 
                students, families, teachers, administrators, and 
                community leaders who support public charter schools 
                and education freedom. We reaffirm our commitment to 
                expanding every family's access to high-quality

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                education opportunities and to supporting educational 
                excellence and innovation for the benefit of every 
                student and for the continued prosperity of our great 
                Nation.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim May 12 through May 
                18, 2019, as National Charter Schools Week. I commend 
                our Nation's successful public charter schools, 
                teachers, and administrators, and I call on States and 
                communities to help students and empower parents and 
                families by supporting high-quality charter schools as 
                an important school choice option.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                tenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand 
                nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States 
                of America the two hundred and forty-third.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2019-10255
Filed 5-14-19; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F9-P