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NSBA calls on lawmakers to support public schools

In advance of today’s “Expanding Education Opportunity through School Choice” hearing, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce, to inform the conversation about the efficacy of school choice on student achievement and school performance and highlight several options that are currently offered by public school districts: from local magnet schools and charter schools authorized by local school boards to public specialty schools, such as military academies and those offering specialized curricula for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

“There are many successful and diverse programs of study currently offered by many of our public school districts,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director, NSBA. “Those options do not divert federal dollars to non-public schools as vouchers and tuition tax credits do, are effective in expanding opportunities for students, and can help schools in their efforts to serve our nation’s 50 million public school students.”

 More information is available in NSBA’s press release and in the resources provided below.

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