Thursday, February 5, 2009

Monson: Expanded school choice is 'going to happen, clearly'

Former state Sen. Angela Monson, a candidate in the Oklahoma City school board chairman's race, recently told The City Sentinel that the march toward educational choice will continue.
"That's going to happen, clearly." But she does not share the enthusiasm of advocates who want to extend options for inner city youth to include both private schools and a more robust charter system.

She reflected, "The reason there is such support for charter and private schools is that many public schools have not succeeded. They have not met the needs of our kids. They have not succeeded. Charter schools can require parental involvement, parental participation. That's crucial."

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