School Choice Toolkit
MAY 23, 2012 | Policy Brief by COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION
Children at Pennsylvania’s worst-performing schools are frequently subjected to acts of violence.
In the worst 140+ schools alone, with some 80,000 children, students faced nearly 10,000 acts of violence in 2008-10, including robberies, rapes, riots, bomb threats and assaults. That’s a violent act every 17 minutes.
In the bottom 5 percent of schools in the 2010-11 school year, only 32 percent of students were proficient in reading and 38 percent proficient in math on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA).
The solution? School choice saves. View the Full School Choice Toolkit to find out how.
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