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Apr 13

Let Me Rise: The Fight for School Choice in the Nation's Capital

Let Me Rise: The Struggle to Save School Choice in the Nation’s Capital offers a compelling look at the future of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program and the ongoing school choice debate occurring in Washington, D.C. and around the country. Told through the voices of the children whose educational futures hang in the balance, this 30-minute film, narrated by NPR correspondent Juan Williams, features the personal stories and perspectives of District of Columbia families. 1,700 students have been granted Opportunity Scholarships, and they have shown markedly improved performance once they were able to escape the District’s public schools which rank 51st in the nation. All their parents are asking for is the ability to continue to provide their children with a safe and effective education.

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