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Giuliani Campaign Press Release - Just the Facts #1: Mayor Giuliani's Commitment to School Choice

December 09, 2007


"I Will Provide Access To A Quality Education To Every Child In America By Giving Real School Choice To Parents."

"We're going to take the decision-making and we're going to put it in the hands of the people who really know the children, really love the children, really care about the children, more than anyone else: the parents."

- Mayor Rudy Giuliani


Establish Federal School Voucher Programs: Rudy proposes establishing a competitive grant process to fund new voucher programs for disadvantaged students—similar to the programs in Cleveland, Milwaukee and Washington, DC—that provide options for students trapped in failing schools.

Provide Choice Within The Disabilities Education Act: Rudy's plan will allow states to use Federal IDEA funds to enable the families of special education students to seek out appropriate placement in both public and private schools.

Give Educational Options To Military Families: Rudy proposes establishing a pilot program to offer scholarships to children of all active-duty military personnel living on or off base to attend private schools or to pay for the costs of attending public schools to which they are not assigned. This is a critical concern for America's military families because it affects reenlistment decisions.

Expand Charter School Options: Rudy commits to the expansion of charter schooling, equitable treatment for charter schools in funding and facilities, and efforts to ensure that local districts are not the sole chartering authorities.

Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani Campaign Press Release - Just the Facts #1: Mayor Giuliani's Commitment to School Choice Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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