Article from Reason by John Stossel and Maxim Lott.

What’s that? It’s a week about giving parents and kids a choice of schools, so they aren’t stuck in failing, government-run schools.

John Stossel says amazing things happen at some of these alternatives. He visited one school where the kids like learning. Reading is “rockin’ awesome,” one kid tells John.

That school was created by Eva Moskowitz. Her “Success Academy” now runs 46 charter schools that teach more than 15,000 students. As a charter, she has more freedom to innovate.

Her school gets amazing results: 95% of kids pass the state math test, and 84% pass English. At all NYC government schools only 38% and 41% pass.

Read the entire article at Reason.

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