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CO ranks high in education report card for parents

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Raquel Villanueva, KUSA

WASHINGTON, DC – When it comes to giving parents fundamental power over their child’s education, Colorado ranks 12th in the nation, according to the fifth edition of Parent Power Index.

Parent Power Index is an online report card which ranks states based on state education policies. Colorado scored 76 percent and only six states had above an 80.

The higher a state’s grade, the more parents are given access and information about learning options for their kids.

“While it’s true some states have made progress, it’s not nearly enough to meet demand. Simply put, we need more learning options available to more families, and we need them fast,” said Kara Kerwin, president of the Center for Education Reform in a press release.”With 36 governor races this November, including in Colorado, it’s time enacting parent-empowering policies take front and center, especially when only 40 percent of Centennial State eighth graders are proficient in reading and 42 percent are proficient in math. America’s future depends on states’ ability to enact good policy to accelerate the pace of education reform and grow new and meaningful choices for parents.”

View the report card here: