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This Is the Week to Tell the World Students Deserve the Education That’s Best for Them

Jan 23, 2018 by AFP

This week is National School Choice Week. To celebrate, Americans for Prosperity is highlighting how education freedom is giving students a brighter future.

Each and every child from every walk of life deserves the chance to get the best education possible, so they can live prosperous lives and achieve the American Dream.

Getting a good education is the first step toward success.

The majority of studies on education choice programs conducted over the last 20 years found that choice programs have a positive impact on the academic outcomes of those who participate.

Education freedom has also been associated with higher graduation rates and college acceptance rates.

No wonder education freedom is gaining in popularity!

The Americans Federation for Children’s 2017 school choice survey found that “school choice maintains strong support across the nation,” with “the concept of school choice … supported by a wide 63 percent to 33 percent margin.”

When it comes to specific choice options, researchers found that:

  • 71 percent of the public support education savings accounts.
  • 62 percent support tax credit scholarships.
  • 61 percent support public charter schools.

This array of choices is one of many reasons support for education freedom is increasing. Education freedom means families can choose the education option that works best for them.

Whether it’s a traditional public or charter school, or private school or homeschooling, families want to find the education that best fits their child’s needs.

  • 42 percent of parents surveyed for the 2017 Schooling in America report said they would choose a private school for their children as their first option if they could.
  • 15 percent would choose a charter school.
  • 7 percent would choose homeschooling.

Education freedom is crucial to helping students get the education they need to succeed.

That’s why we need to support and celebrate education freedom.

Celebrate National School Choice Week by signing the petition to show your support for education freedom.