Parent Choice

Making sure every family can pick the best school for their child

All parents want what’s best for their children. Period. All parents should therefore have the power to choose the right school for their child from a range of high-quality options. But currently, not all families have access to the same range of options; many schools are out of reach for some families due to income restraints, housing barriers, limited slots, transportation challenges, and more.

Minnesota policymakers should work to make sure that children, and especially those who are currently underserved by their school options, never miss out on the school that best meets their academic, social, or developmental needs. They should ensure that these children’s families have real options, and the supports needed to make an informed choice. There are a variety of policies we can pursue—from making school-performance information more accessible, to holding all school options more accountable to families, to leveling the playing field when it comes to access.

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