The number of parents exercising the power of school choice options is far more than most public policy debates in Colorado suggest. Over 145,000 students, or over 16 percent of the public school population, “choice” into a traditional public school other than the one assigned to them based on their address — a population larger than total public charter school, public magnet, private school, or home-school enrollment in the state.

School choice is based on one simple but powerful principle: Parents should have the ability to send their kids to any school that will help their children thrive.

Charity Meinhart
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