Does your state offer you the power to make decisions about your child's future? Click through this gallery to find out.
The rankings are part of the Parent Power Index, composed by the Center for Education Reform, and are meant to provide parents with a tool that tells them how much power they have in their state when it comes to their child's education. It also offers ways parents can have a greater voice.
Having power as a parent means that you are well informed about your options and are provided with good information to make the best decisions for your children. Criteria the Center for Education Reform takes into consideration includes:
Charter Schools: The degree to which states offer or provide for a significant number of charter opportunities to families.
School Choice: Programs where a significant number of parents can obtain scholarships and other forms of state support to send their kids to schools of their choice.
Teacher Quality: Whether or not states ensure high-quality individuals can teach without barriers to entry score higher, if teacher effectiveness is judged on objective data, and if states focus on attracting, retaining, and rewarding teachers.
Transparency: States are judged based on the transparency and accessibility of data for the average person.
Online Learning: The accessibility of full-time online or blended schooling.
Click through for a list of the ten states that give parents the greatest power to make decisions about their child's future.
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