Government Schools Pro Choice?

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TheRealBully

It is immoral that the quality of schooling is based on the value and location of your home.  School choice gives parents the freedom to choose a school based on its quality and their child’s needs, not their home address.

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Most people can’t afford to pay twice for education, once in taxes and again in private school tuition. School choice gives parents financial power and flexibility by letting them use public funds set aside for education to send their children to the school of their choice — public or private, near or far, religious or secular — whatever works best for their children.

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Most schools in America still operate using a 19th century industrial model for delivering goods and services.  Today, schools generally do not function in a way that can effectively meet the specific needs and priorities of every unique child.  School choice forces all schools — public and private — to compete and innovate in order to offer the best education possible to attract and retain students.

http://www.edchoice.org/CMSModules/EdChoice/FileLibrary/785/ABCs-of-School-Choice—2012.pdf

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… our education system must do a better job of providing poorer Americans with the tools they need to rise.  The members of our society most in need of such tools are those now stuck in the worst-run and most dysfunctional schools and denied any promising alternatives.  Some combination of public-school reform and private-school choice will be essential to ending the intergenerational cycle of poverty and failure.

http://www.nationalaffairs.com/doclib/20120320_Wehner_Beschel_Indiv.pdf

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Expanding Education Choices:
From Vouchers and Tax Credits to Savings Accounts

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2013/pdf/SR136.pdf?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=EducationReview

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“The answer to this question has profound implications for U.S. education policy.”

http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/PA682.pdf

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The Promise of Special Education Vouchers

http://www.nationalaffairs.com/doclib/20110919_Winters.pdf

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BILL COSBY ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK

http://www.thecypresstimes.com/article/News/National_News/BILL_COSBY_ANNOUNCES_SUPPORT_FOR_NATIONAL_SCHOOL_CHOICE_WEEK/54995

[Mr. Cosby, for those who don’t know, is a registered Democrat.]

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Charter Schools:

Number of Students Attending Charter Schools Soars

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2011/12/07/number_of_students_attending_charter_schools_soars/

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Many public schools in D.C.’s poorest area should be transformed or shut, study says; more charters recommended

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/2012/01/24/gIQAXI9sRQ_print.html

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Charting a better course
Charter schools raise educational standards for vulnerable children

http://www.economist.com/node/21558265

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Michigan City Outsources All of Its Schools
Highland Park Turns Over Troubled Operations to For-Profit Charter Firm

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443545504577565363559208238.html

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D.C. charter schools fight second-class status

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/dc-charter-schools-fight-second-class-status/2012/08/21/b98961ce-bc1f-11e1-9134-f33232e6dafa_print.html

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The Charter School Paradox
How public-sector-only choice can increase costs, reduce educational diversity, and undermine competition, and how those unintended consequences can be avoided

http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/Charter-School-Paradox.pdf

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… attending a [Chicago] charter school improves reading and math scores by an amount that is both statistically and substantively significant.

http://educationnext.org/files/ednext20054_52.pdf

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Research Data:

Study: Milwaukee School Choice Program Leads To Higher Graduation Rate Among Participants

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/study-milwaukee-school-choice-program-leads-higher-graduation-rate-among-participants

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… [all] these studies consistently find that vouchers are associated with improved test scores in the affected public schools.

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/02/22/21campbell.h31.html?tkn=XRZFPe1bCETYq4lnHz%2BXTFwSPb83THXQHZBL&cmp=clp-edweek

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The key question for this analysis is the following:
If a significant number of students left a public school district for any reason from one year to the next, then is it feasible for the district to reduce some of its expenditures commensurate with the decrease in its student population?
The answer that comes from analyzing the finances of large and small school districts that lost students is yes.’

https://www.platteinstitute.org/Library/DocLib/The-Fiscal-Impact-of-School-Choice-Programs.pdf

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Does School Choice Reduce Crime?

http://educationnext.org/does-school-choice-reduce-crime/

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NYC Schools Give 12,000 Plan B Drugs to Kids Without Parents OK

http://www.lifenews.com/2013/02/04/nyc-schools-give-12000-plan-b-drugs-to-kids-without-parents-ok/

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Contrary to [Obama’s] Justice Department claims, student transfers improve racial integration

educationnext.org/files/ednext_XIV_1_egalite.pdf

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Why and How Parents Choose Private Schools

www.edchoice.org/CMSModules/EdChoice/FileLibrary/1031/More-Than-Scores.pdf

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