Yesterday Georgetown University released a report on the D.C. School Choice Program, highlighting the positive parental satisfaction with the program. U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings today issued the following statement:
It comes as no surprise that parents know what's best for their children. Programs like the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program give families the power to choose the school that's right for them. The promising results and positive feedback in this report underscore the importance of giving families options.
By expanding school choice, No Child Left Behind helps parents act as real advocates for their children—which remains one of the President's top priorities. In his 2008 budget proposal, President Bush proposed $300 million to expand private school choice with Promise and Opportunity Scholarships that would give more of America's students the options they need to succeed.
As a parent, I know that there is nothing more important than giving our children the chance to learn and succeed in this increasingly competitive world. The D.C. School Choice Program is leading the way in providing opportunities for students and families so that success is within reach.
Contact: Katherine McLane