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Research Shows Parental Choice Works
Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/26/2011 | Michael Van Beek

Posted on 09/26/2011 1:29:22 PM PDT by MichCapCon

According to news reports, a group of public school superintendents from Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties calling themselves the Tri-County Alliance for Public Education have sent a letter to Gov. Rick Snyder in which they claim: “No quantitative data exists that shows parental choice improves student learning.” This came as a response to proposed legislation that would remove a 1996 cap of 150 on the number of charter public schools that can be authorized by state universities.

School employee unions and other conventional public school special interests have made similar claims, all of which have one thing in common: They are false.

In contrast, abundant high-quality research shows that parental choice programs like charter schools, private school vouchers, tuition tax credits and others positively impact learning...

(Excerpt) Read more at michigancapitolconfidential.com ...


TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: choice; schools

1 posted on 09/26/2011 1:29:30 PM PDT by MichCapCon
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To: MichCapCon
...a group of public school superintendents...

No agenda there, right?

2 posted on 09/26/2011 2:15:56 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: MichCapCon

The first sentence screams out......unions


3 posted on 09/26/2011 3:33:02 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: MichCapCon

Even if charter schools did no better than public schools doesn’t mean parents shouldn’t be able to choose them if they want to.


4 posted on 09/27/2011 4:19:49 AM PDT by goldi (')
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