Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Black Neighborhoods Support More Parental Options

Matching Missouri's 2007 Show-Me institute research, parents in Virgina have high levels of dissatisfaction with their public schools and overwhelmingly support school choice for parents.

The majority black neighborhoods favored a variety of educational reforms including tax credits for personal or corporate donations to K-12 scholarship funds, grants to allow students with disabilities to attend the private school of their choice and public charter schools.

It is inspiring to see this support for fairness of opportunity through school choice. And it is time to provide new options for Missouri children at risk of failure, regardless of ethnicity or income. Give the people what they need!

Survey conducted by the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy and the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO).

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