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Subject: Victory for School Choice Date: 6/27/2002 2:48 PM
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President's Statement:
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/020627/dcth042_1.html
This landmark ruling is a victory for parents and children throughout America. By upholding the constitutionality of Cleveland's school choice program, the Supreme Court has offered the hope of an excellent education to parents and children throughout our country. This decision clears the way for other innovative school choice programs, so that no child in America will be left behind.

School choice offers proven results of a better education, not only for children enrolled in the specific plan, but also for children whose public schools benefit from the competition. The Milwaukee choice plan, begun in the early 1990s, has resulted in substantially improved reading and math scores for thousands of low-income children. The program has also had a positive impact on the entire public school system, which has responded to competition with better results.

The education reforms we enacted earlier this year give unprecedented new options to parents of children trapped in low performing schools. My budget builds on this Act by adding important new options to empower parents -- particularly low-income families -- to improve their children's education. I urge Congress to move quickly to build on the momentum generated from this decision to enact my education priorities.

SOURCE: White House Press Office


Minnesota School Choice Group Applauds Supreme Court's Historic Ruling
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/020627/mnth011_1.html
"The Supreme Court's historic decision marks a victory not only for children and parents in Cleveland, but for low-income families all across the nation," said Sonia Greer, executive director of Partnership for Choice in Education. "The country's highest court has once and for all declared the constitutionality of publicly funded voucher programs that empower low-income parents to choose a school that best fits their child's educational and other needs."

Established in 1996, the Cleveland program allows low-income students in grades K-8 to receive a state voucher to attend a public, private, or religious school of their choice.


Fitch Ratings on U.S. Supreme Court Voucher Decision
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/020627/270191_1.html
Today's U.S. Supreme Court school voucher decision will allow increased competition between public and private providers of primary and secondary education, according to Jason Dickerson, senior director, Fitch Ratings. "For years, colleges and universities have competed to attract and retain students, and this competition has been a key focus in the analysis of their credit," Dickerson noted. "The voucher decision should remind bond investors that competitive market forces are becoming more important for school district, charter, and private school borrowers," Dickerson said.

Secretary Paige's Remarks:
http://www.ed.gov/PressReleases/06-2002/06272002d.html
http://www.ed.gov/PressReleases/06-2002/06272002e.html

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