The DoD is fully aware of the importance of education and the role it plays in the success, stability, achievement, and fulfillment of Servicemembers and their families.
The DoD is committed to providing educational opportunities for all military children - those who attend DoDEA schools, and those who attend local education agency schools - while balancing quality and cost and exploring all options and alternatives.
The study will be thorough, deliberate, pragmatic, and objective and consider input from all stakeholders including, but not limited to - parents, employees, Military Services, Local Education Agencies (LEA) and education experts/organizations. The findings and recommendations will be reviewed by senior officials in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Military Services. The time and resource investment in the study is critical. We owe it to our military families to ensure that the decisions concerning the education of our military-connected children are the result of sound research findings and recommendations.