In parts of the country that have thriving education choice programs, schools are working overtime to attract students and parents are able to choose the best education for their child. It has not always been this way and in many places these options still do not exist. For more than 100 years, we treated education the same: students are assigned a public school based solely on their zip code and the school district they happen to be zoned for. There were no considerations for what school may be the best fit for that child or if they have a specific program that child needs. And for many, that worked- and continues to work- just fine.

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