Former Congressman Luke Messer to Testify Before Congress: Messer will discuss the importance of Educational Freedom and the ECCA

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Messer will discuss the importance of Educational Freedom and the ECCA


Washington, D.C. (April 17, 2023) – Invest in Education President and Former Indiana Congressman Luke Messer will testify this week before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education on the topic “School Choice: Expanding Educational Freedom for All”.

The Hearing will take place on Tuesday, April 18, at 10:15 AM, at 2175 Rayburn House Office Building and will be live-streamed on the Committee’s YouTube page.  Read Luke’s full testimony here.  Luke will be available for media requests.

As a former Member of Congress, state legislator, and president of a state school choice organization, Luke has been working for decades to support and promote educational freedom and opportunity for all students.

“If we learned anything during the pandemic, it is that our K-12 ‘system’ remains woefully inadequate for the times, inflexible, and incapable of ensuring a quality education for every child… Parental empowerment through school choice will transform an outdated 19th Century education system into a 21st Century model where every child has access to a great education, regardless of their parents’ income, residence, privilege or social status.”

“Congress should heed the call from voters and parents of school-aged children and pass America’s boldest school choice bill – H.R. 531, the Educational Choice for Children Act (ECCA)… Giving more parents the freedom to choose the best school or education service for their children is where K-12 education must go.”


Invest in Education is the only national organization exclusively dedicated to advancing education freedom and school choice at the federal level.  See background and details on the Educational Choice for Children Act here.

To schedule an interview with Luke Messer, please contact Jean Morrow