Missouri Advocates For Families Affected by Autism

We are a citizens action group advocating and lobbying for families that have a child with special needs. We believe that EVERY child has a right to a FREE and APPROPRIATE EDUCATION and should NEVER BE LEFT BEHIND.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

School Choice Week | StudentsFirst.org

School Choice Week | StudentsFirst.org

It's National School Choice Week, and we here at StudentsFirst believe that school choice is a critical tool for empowering parents.
Although education is sometimes described as a "great equalizer" -- a powerful social force that can level playing fields of opportunity among citizens -- our current education system only provides some kids with opportunity insofar as their parents can actually choose for them to attend good schools.
The primary way that today's parents exercise school choice is by moving to a neighborhood in which their children are guaranteed to attend great schools. Other parents -- parents who don't have the luxury of moving to a neighborhood filled with high-performing schools -- are usually left with little or no choice.

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