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Montana Ranks Last for School Choice

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Alan Wagmeister,

BILLINGS – Montana gets an “F” on a certain report card, and it’s not the kids, it’s the parents access to choice.

According to the Parent Power Index put out by the Center for Education Reform, Montana finished dead last for parents’ ability to make choices and be involved in school.

The only item available to parents are a public school choice program which would allow kids to attend other public schools in the state if there is space. The only problem is most schools are over capacity. Unless of course you wish to home-school or send your kids to private school.

Montana is also one of only 8 remaining states that do not allow charter schools.

The report also says the state recently adopted teacher evaluation requirements, but are considered weak.

Wyoming only fared a bit better at 40th in the nation.