Skip to comments.Want a Voice in Your Child’s Education? Live in These 10 States
Posted on 09/26/2012 4:08:59 AM PDT by iowamark
The Parent Power Index ranks states based on whether they give parents access to quality educational options.
Does your state offer you the power to make decisions about your child's future? Click through this gallery to find out.
The rankings are part of the Parent Power Index, composed by the Center for Education Reform, and are meant to provide parents with a tool that tells them how much power they have in their state when it comes to their child's education. It also offers ways parents can have a greater voice.
Having power as a parent means that you are well informed about your options and are provided with good information to make the best decisions for your children. Criteria the Center for Education Reform takes into consideration includes:
Charter Schools: The degree to which states offer or provide for a significant number of charter opportunities to families.
School Choice: Programs where a significant number of parents can obtain scholarships and other forms of state support to send their kids to schools of their choice.
Teacher Quality: Whether or not states ensure high-quality individuals can teach without barriers to entry score higher, if teacher effectiveness is judged on objective data, and if states focus on attracting, retaining, and rewarding teachers.
Transparency: States are judged based on the transparency and accessibility of data for the average person.
Online Learning: The accessibility of full-time online or blended schooling.
Click through for a list of the ten states that give parents the greatest power to make decisions about their child's future.
Indiana tops the list for many reasons, including their charter school law, a "path-breaking, statewide school choice program," and a "pretty decent record of teacher quality measures that put the public in the driver's seat."
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IN FL OH DC AZ LA PA UT MN WI
DC??? Color me skeptical.
I’ll disagree. The criteria all deals with socialized education options. Oklahoma gives parents far greater say in their childrens education by taking less to prop up the beast and giving the parents a constittional right to educate their children as they see fit.
DC had a pioneering school voucher program started before Obama. Obama is phasing that program out, of course.
They are the people that made the school choice movie: “Waiting for Superman.”
Saying to parents, Here is a check send your kid to private school, means we have given up on public education. The Dept of miseducation and the unions have destroyed it.
Thanks, geeze, I do hate these sites where you go thtough hoos to get to the answer in the headline.
I could post the following photo but then I would get blamed for some people puking on their keyboards. View at your own risk:
Idaho is #1 for homeschooling. You don’t have to tell the local school district what you’re doing, and there are no testing requirements.
VA is one of the most home-school - friendly states in the union.
Every state does. It’s called the local school board.
A: Get Your Child Out Of Public School - even in Florida (where I live).
Thanks for posting the actual states. The link is maddeningly ill-designed and you can’t even read it. Argh. Hate stuff that slows me down. It wasn’t even for an ad!