U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is slated to discuss education reform next Tuesday at a forum in Chicago.
The event, which is free and open to the public*, will be held in the early afternoon at the all-girls Catholic school Josephinum Academy, located in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. At the forum, co-sponsored by the Illinois Policy Institute, Paul is expected to talk about school choice and education in public and private schools. The libertarian-leaning Senator will take part in a similar school choice discussion in Milwaukee next Wednesday.
“Parents should have a role and a voice when it comes to their child’s education. These roundtable discussions will focus on raising standards, adding competition and strengthening our nation’s education system – a system that is broken,” Paul said in a statement, issued by the Rand PAC. “By nurturing the ideals of choice and individual freedom, we can find education solutions that direct our children toward success. We hope these discussions will begin the process of finding a solution.”
Also next Tuesday, Paul, who is rumored to be a possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate, will attend a discussion in the late afternoon hosted by the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics. Check back with Progress Illinois for our coverage of that event.
* CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the event was closed to the public. We apologize for the mistake.