VIRGINIA WALDEN FORD: For the students (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

Parents are the first and primary advocates for their kids, and choosing a school is one of the most important decisions parents make for their children.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of folks out there who believe they know best when it comes to making that decision. Worse, they believe some choices should only be available to those who can afford to pay or move to a certain part of town.

If you don’t have time to read this whole piece, let me get the good stuff out of the way upfront: All children deserve to find the schooling option that works best for them. Doesn’t matter where they live. Doesn’t matter how much money their family makes. Everyone should have a choice.

Now, there’s a misconception out there that school-choice advocates are against public schools–or that they only support charter schools or private schools or some other type of schooling. READ MORE

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