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The best and worst districts for school choice
New report ranks the districts that cater to school choice…and the ones that don’t
According to a new report, there is little information available on what makes a school district not only suitable for school choice, but what differentiates the districts that are exceptional at catering to parental desires versus those that are simply mediocre. However, thanks to new data, districts across the country have been ranked in how well they cater to choosy parents.
Whether you support or oppose school choice—programs offering students and their families alternatives to publicly provided schools, to which students are generally assigned by the location of their family residence—the movement exists, and thanks to new data provided by the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution, parents and students now have a much clearer idea of which districts support school choice and which don’t.
According to the authors of the report, the data compiled on districts and school choice was needed, since support among parents, and states, for school choice is growing.
(Next page: The school choice index)