Parents deserve more school choice

Our presidential candidates didn’t talk much about education policy, but voters in 11 states took to the polls on Nov. 8 and decided what type of schools students should be able to attend, how much money schools should get, who should run the schools, and what students in those schools should learn.

Heartsick parents in Massachusetts — where 32,646 kids are currently stuck on charter school waiting lists — are upset at the prospect of being forced to send their children to traditional public schools after voters decided not to lift the cap on the number of charters allowed in the state. In other states across the country, parents are left frustrated and distraught at the hampering effects ballot initiatives will have on their ability to educate their children as they see fit.

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