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Thousands already exercising school choice across San Antonio, data shows

School choice has been a long-standing practice in Texas, with many parents opting for public charter schools over traditional campuses. Frances Gallardo, a San Antonio parent, shifted her three sons to charter schools to better meet their needs. Her middle son thrived in diverse programs, including student council and art publication opportunities. Her youngest, in a special education program, reached significant milestones. Data from the Texas Education Agency reveals thousands of students in San Antonio are transferring to public charter schools. “Maybe it’s not right for every family,” said Inga Cotton, founder of San Antonio Charter Moms, “but for some families, this is going to be life changing.” 

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