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Given a Choice

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Here are the numbers of schools identified by each state, based on the most recent test scores available, that will have to offer public school choice this fall, under the less stringent 1994 ESEA:

Alabama, 57 Louisiana, 24 Oklahoma, 33
Alaska, 11 Maine, 19 Oregon, 9
Arizona, 344 Maryland, 118 Pennsylvania, 256
Arkansas, 0 Massachusetts, 259 Puerto Rico, 234
California, 1,009 Michigan, 1,513 Rhode Island, 34
Colorado, 154 Minnesota, 79 South Carolina, 31
Connecticut, 28 Mississippi, 122 South Dakota, 13
Delaware, 20 Missouri, 63 Tennessee, 132
District of Columbia, 12 Montana, 68 Texas, 121
Florida, 246 Nebraska, 105 Utah, 22
Georgia, 625 Nevada, 19 Vermont, 28
Hawaii, 85 New Hampshire, 4 Virginia, 35
Idaho, 88 New Jersey, 274 Washington, 60
Illinois, 435 New Mexico, 63 West Virginia, 13
Indiana, 97 New York, 529 Wisconsin, 113
Iowa, 26 North Carolina, 17 Wyoming, 0
Kansas, 118 North Dakota, 20
Kentucky, 107 Ohio, 760 Total: 8,652

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education

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