Public School Choice

Policy Overview

For more than two decades, parents, particularly Black and Latino parents and those from low-income families, have demanded public school choice as an option within the public education system when traditional public schools fail their children. This is an option that has long existed for affluent families who have the necessary resources to exercise school choice by relocating to a zip code with better performing traditional public schools.

We believe every parent deserves the right to select from an array of free public-school options—including traditional public schools, magnet schools and career academies, and public charter schools—to ensure equity in opportunity and transparency around results. Our focus is on ensuring all parents—particularly Black and Latino parents and low-income parents—are able to access a high-quality public school that meets their child’s needs.

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