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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

School choice: Proceed cautiously

Posted By on Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 6:11 AM

School choice sounds so good, particularly when the public has been increasingly conditioned to believe all public schools are bad and anything would be better. Choice without accountability, however, is chaos.

In Arkansas, the state Board of Education has taken a welcome, if belated, step toward more accountability for charter schools.

Florida — a beacon for the choice movement with a huge voucher program? Not so much.

This article about unaccountable voucher programs and the horror stories that can ensue is worth clipping and saving next time the voucher crowd rears its head in the legislature.

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