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Empowering Parents to Help Schools

Education Next – Michael J. Petrilli

“I’ve been thinking about exit, voice, and loyalty lately, and how they pertain to parents of school-age children, myself included. Those of us in education reform have generally viewed parents as either choosers or helpers—in terms of exit or loyalty. Under the former rubric: If kids are stuck in failing or mediocre or “bad-fit” schools, we parents should be able to vote with our feet, “exit” the school, and go someplace else. That is the great promise of school choice—it gives parents real power and thus makes the needs of our kids a priority while providing beneficial competitive effects for everyone else.”(more)

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