Jeff Laszloffy, president of the Montana Family Foundation, speaks to about 300 people who gathered Friday on the lawn of the Yellowstone County Courthouse in downtown Billings for a School Choice rally. (Jonathan McNiven photo)
BILLINGS — A rally for School Choice Week drew hundreds of people to the courthouse lawn in downtown Billings on Friday.
Organizer Jake Penwell, state director of the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), said in an interview before the event that a goal of the rally was “to bring to light the idea of school choice” and to show community support for the idea of allowing students to succeed in educational settings that benefit them.
School Choice Week events occur nationally. Penwell said in Montana, the concept goes beyond “one size fits all” public school settings to home schools, private schools or combinations of educational approaches to reach students with different learning styles.
Penwell and Jeff Lazloffy spoke at Friday’s rally.
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