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Editorial: Time to give parents right to decide where kids go to school




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February 6, 2013 | 1,270 views | 6 comments

By Peggy Venable

National School Choice Week presents an opportunity to ask whether parents should be able to choose their kids’ schools -- public, charter, or private schools. But why are we sending kids to schools based solely on their zip code anyway?  . . .

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PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
March 8, 2013 8:52am
 
 
Senior Citizen.....Low performing schools will always
exist as long as we have low performing parents.
It's sorta like bemoaning the lack of prayer in
school while passing ... Read More Read More
 
 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
March 8, 2013 7:31am
 
 
Prairie, Seems we'd be no worse off than now, excluding low-income folks. Kids being confined to low-performing schools.
 
 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
March 8, 2013 7:27am
 
 
This proposal seems simple at the onset but there are
multiple obstacles and questions.
l. At present there are approximately 154,000 students
enrolled in Texas charter ... Read More Read More
 
 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
March 7, 2013 3:12pm
 
 
More about school choice:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18a5p6tf7t0
 
 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
February 21, 2013 7:33am
 
 
We received the following press release from www.TexasPolicy.com:

Dr. Matthew Ladner joins
TPPF as a consultant for the legislative session

Ladner previously led ... Read More Read More
 
 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
February 6, 2013 1:05pm
 
 
Excellent article. What we really need is another Reagan.
 

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