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January 30, 2014 J

What does your zip code have to do with your child’s education?  For too long, too much.  

This is National School Choice Week, which gives us the opportunity to assess the kind of educational opportunities we are offering our children.

We are fortunate in Ohio to have several school choice options afforded to our parents.  We tend to hear school choice and think about vouchers or charter schools.  While these are valuable and integral options for many students in Ohio, one of the most often overlooked school choices is virtual education.   

I encourage you to read more about it in my op-ed that appeared in the Ohio Conservative Review, Virtual Schools Can Provide Tangible Results for Ohio Students

You can also share the link on Facebook and Tweet about it to ensure that more and more parents are aware of the opportunities available to their children.  

Parents know there is no one size fits all approach to education.  Kids learn differently within the same family and within the same community.  

That is why AFP-Ohio strongly supports expanding school choice.  School choice empowers families and helps make education focused on the child rather than the institution.  We believe that free market and consumer driven reforms will have a positive impact on schools, student outcomes and parental satisfaction in their children’s education.

We believe that every child deserves a quality education and the upward mobility and opportunity to achieve the American dream that a quality education can provide.

As I am sure you will agree, students should not be assigned an education based on their zip code or their family’s financial situation.

Please take some time this week to learn more about the school choice options in Ohio and share this email with any parents you know.

Thank you for all you do to promote school choice in Ohio!

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