'The time has come for greater choices in education'
Florida Education Commissioner Eric J. Smith is one of five "Chiefs for Change" who penned this piece that ran today on The Hill's Congress Blog, offering suggestions on the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind. Here's a taste:
Finally, the goal of all reforms should be to create a student-centered education. Today, America can offer an unprecedented array of choices to customize education to ensure each and every child achieves their full potential for learning. Choices can come in many forms, including charter and magnet schools, inter- and intra-district enrollment, dual or early college enrollment, vouchers and tax credit scholarships for private schools and virtual schools. In an age where choices dominate every aspect of our lives, the time has come for greater choices in education.