Our Director, Jill Turgeon wrote recently on the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice:
When many people think of school choice, they think of programs that help students who live in struggling areas where the public schools are not always the best choice for a successful education. Loudoun County, Virginia however, is not one of those counties.
The county schools are exceptional. The district boasts graduation rates one time exceeding 95 percent as well as excellent academic facilities and programs. Regardless of that success, the public elected a local school board in November 2011 that included primarily pro-school choice members who hoped to offer some educational options to the families in Loudoun County. As an elementary public school teacher and spouse of a public school teacher, I was privileged to have been one of them.