School Choice is Coming to Give Parents Back their Voice in Education
Education Freedom in Oregon
Education Freedom for Oregon is bringing School Choice to Oregon to empower Oregon K-12 parents with the constitutional right to choose the school that best fits the needs of their children and to give parents back their voice in the education of their children.
1) School Choice Amendment — for Private School and Homeschool Students
2) Open Enrollment Amendment — for Public and Charter School Students
These “of the people, by the people” citizen initiatives will give parents education choices.
Public school parents may choose to have their children attend any public or charter school in Oregon regardless of attendance boundaries; if the school has classroom or program space the school must enroll the child. If there are more students choosing a particular public school than there are spaces available, students will be chosen through an equitable lottery process. Private school/homeschool parents may opt out of public school and request an account into which will be transferred a portion of Oregon’s education dollars. Once deposited into the account, the dollars will no longer be public funds. Parents may direct the dollars be spent on education items for their children such as private school tuition, curricula, tutors, and education therapy. Any funds left over yearly will roll over, and after the Child completes high school, any remaining funds may be used to pay for education at a college, university, vocational or trade school in Oregon. The state may not force participating parents and education providers to change their creed, education practices, curricula, teaching credentials or qualifications, or admission policies.
We are collecting signatures on our petitions to bring School Choice to Oregon. Join us! [email protected]