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Argument: No Child Left Behind offers choice to leave failing schools

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"Fact Sheet on the Major Provisions of the Conference Report to H.R. 1, the No Child Left Behind Act". United States Department of Education - Expanding Options for Parents of Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

H.R. 1 creates meaningful options for parents whose children are trapped in failing schools and makes these options available immediately:

  • Public School Choice: Parents with children in failing schools would be allowed to transfer their child to a better-performing public or charter school immediately after a school is identified as failing.
  • Supplemental Services: Federal Title I funds (approximately $500 to $1,000 per child) can be used to provide supplemental educational services - including tutoring, after school services, and summer school programs - for children in failing schools.
  • Charter Schools: H.R. 1 expands federal support for charter schools by giving parents, educators and interested community leaders greater opportunities to create new charter schools.

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