The freedom that marked the westward migration has never quite left the Grand Canyon State. A scholarship program for students with disabilities and a tax credit have helped more than 45,000 students opt into new schools. In addition, a pioneering charter law has provided more than 225,000 children with choices about their schooling. The teacher-quality and online learning indices are lower than one would expect in a state that takes parent power seriously, however. Parents can easily find information about all options, which underscores the state’s commitment to parents as a child’s first teacher. Parents can vote for school board members at the same time as they vote for everyone else, too. Imagine that!