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Parent demand for options drives school choice movement

4:14 PM, Jun. 14, 2013
Teacher Ann Miller answers a studen's question during a literacy session at ALPs Charter School in Oshkosh. School choice proponents say open enrollment within public schools has increased parents' desire for more optioins for educating their children.
Teacher Ann Miller answers a studen's question during a literacy session at ALPs Charter School in Oshkosh. School choice proponents say open enrollment within public schools has increased parents' desire for more optioins for educating their children.
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April Zittlow pulled her two children out of Merrill Elementary in Oshkosh because she felt the public school had become unsafe.

Her anxiety grew after several bullying incidents, multiple suicides by students in the attached middle school and a lockdown caused by a suspicious person near the building on West New York Avenue.

Zittlow tried homeschooling for one year and next fall will be enrolling her kids as third and fourth graders in one of two public virtual charter schools. ...

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