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A Bullied Child’s Mother Cries out for School Choice (Guest: Karin Hughes)

January 24, 2018

After a 7th grade girl was attacked in her school’s locker room, mother Karin Hughes expected action. Yet, she found the public school was more concerned with the perpetrators than the victims and offered little help for her daughter.

Karin Hughes, an Oregon parent who works with public schools on safety issues but sends her child to a private school, talks about the violence prevalent in her daughter's public school.  Originally, Hughes daughter went to the local public school, but had to be pulled out after getting attacked in an unattended locker room.

Hughes covers how government school officials were ineffective when it came to discipline and why she and so many other parents are desperate for school choice options to get their children into classrooms where they can focus on learning, first and foremost. 

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Teresa Mull is a policy advisor for education at The Heartland Institute. @SchoolReform