January 25 | Orange County Register

Highest-rated California district earned B-minus in national survey.

By GLORIA ROMERO

As our nation marks National School Choice Week, through Feb. 2., it is intriguing for Californians to reflect on exactly what is meant by "choice" in public education, and how well California schools fare in offering choice options and policies to parents.

Toward this end of exploring the critical role of school choice in the future of education reform, Russ Whitehurst and his team at the Brookings Institution recently released the Education Choice and Competition Index, which grades more than 100 cities and large suburbs on the degree to which they empower parents with publicly funded school choices.

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