FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Hundreds of people attended a school choice rally in Frankfort Thursday morning.
National School Choice Week is held each January. Organizers want to put a positive spotlight on effective education options.
Two Kentucky lawmakers, Rep. John "Bam" Carney and Sen. Ralph Alvarado, spoke to the crowd at Thursday's event.
Carney is a longtime public school teacher and administrator.
"Some ask why do you support school choice and it's because I support families and children," Carney told the crowd. "Families and children should be the ones making that decision."
Carney has filed a bill to create a tax credit scholarship program that he says will allow students of different backgrounds and needs to make a choice as to what type of education best fits them.
Alvarado has filed a companion bill in the senate.