Friday, June 10, 2011

The View of School Choice From Abroad

While we don't usually chime in about education reform issues outside our 50 states (hence the "American" part of our name), school choice is by no means an idea confined strictly to the U.S. The issue has recently been debated by our friends across the pond, and there are varying levels of successful school choice programs in places like France, Sweden, Canada, and Chile.

From time to time, we'll take a look at their systems—but how do they see ours?

A recent report from Voice of America helps answer that question. Voice of America serves as the official international broadcaster on behalf of the U.S. government, reaching 123 million people each week. They just aired a story about the highly-successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which was reauthorized and extended in April.

Take a look at the video below. How do you think American education (and, specifically, school choice) is perceived overseas? Let us know in the comments section.

- American Federation for Children | Alliance for School Choice, MAG

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