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The Mile High Promise, And Risk, Of School Choice

During Betsy DeVos’ bitter confirmation hearing last month for education secretary, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet pointed to Denver as a potential national model of a big city school district that’s found an innovative, balanced approach to school choice.

“Without exception,” the Colorado Democrat told DeVos, “we demanded quality and implemented strong accountability” for the mix of traditional, charter, innovation and magnet schools in the 92,000-student district.

Bennet invited DeVos to come see the Mile High city’s choice program first-hand. DeVos said she’d “love to.”

We don’t yet know if she plans to take up Sen. Bennet’s invitation. But NPR Ed did.