The Heritage Foundation recently ranked Arkansas in thirteenth place on its Education Freedom Report Card.
The report analyzed laws from all 50 states — with special focus on school choice, transparency in education, regulatory freedom, and education spending.
Among other things, the report card noted that:
- Arkansas has rejected Common Core-aligned tests.
- The state does not apply critical race theory to “diversity training” for educators.
- Parents may choose among private, charter, and public schools.
The report card identified different ways that Arkansas could improve its education freedoms, including:
- Establishing education savings accounts.
- Expanding private-school-choice programs.
- Making it easier to open and operate charter schools.
- Giving families more choices among traditional public schools.
The report card also found that one in four of Arkansas’ public school districts with more than 15,000 students employ a “chief diversity officer.”
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