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Three In Four Milwaukee Students Opt Out of Their Local Public School?


A new report by the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy shows that more than seventy five percent of Milwaukee’s K-12 students actually exercise some form of educational choice every year.

“Critics have characterized School Choice as a temporary experiment, one that should be feared by parents and the public,” said MacIver President Brett Healy. “Our research shows that in fact school choice in the broadest sense — parents rejecting the arbitrarily assigned neighborhood public school for a different school — is a fundamental part of Milwaukee’s educational landscape.”

The MacIver Educational Choice Census reveals that 87,191 of the 115,022 Milwaukee school children are educated in a place other than their traditional, geographically-assigned public school.

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