Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice

The School Staffing Surge: Decades of Employment Growth in America’s Public Schools, Part II

Benjamin Scafidi
February 28, 2013

America’s K-12 public education system has experienced tremendous historical growth in employment, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

The School Staffing Surge: Decades of Employment Growth in America’s Public Schools

Benjamin Scafidi
October 24, 2012

America’s K-12 public education system has experienced tremendous historical growth in employment, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

K-12 & School Choice Survey: Oklahoma

Paul Diperna
January 28, 2014

The “Oklahoma K-12 & School Choice Survey” project, commissioned by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice and conducted by Braun Research, Inc.

Iowa K-12 and School Choice Survey

Paul DiPerna
October 8, 2013

In this survey/poll, with questions on state performance, education spending, grades and preferences for different types of schools, and views on private schools, charter schools, school vouchers,

More Than Scores: An Analysis of Why and How Parents Choose Private Schools

Benjamin Scafidi, and Jim Kelly
November 13, 2013

In this policy study on private schools, the authors write that in choosing the private school education best suited for the overall needs of their children, do parents primarily focus on the

The Education Debit Card: What Arizona Parents Purchase with Education Savings Accounts

Lindsey M. Burke
August 16, 2013

In this policy report, Lindsey Burke argues that as parental choice in education takes root in more communities throughout the U.S., education savings accounts (ESAs) have taken on greate

Tennessee K-12 & School Choice Survey

Paul DiPerna
June 5, 2012

The “Tennessee K-12 & School Choice Survey” project, commissioned by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice and conducted by Braun Research Inc.

The Way of the Future: Education Savings Accounts for Every Family

Matthew Ladner
October 1, 2012

Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman proposed a system of school vouchers more than 50 years ago to improve education outcomes and efficiency.

The Fiscal Effects of School Choice Programs on Public School Districts

Bejamin Scafidi
March 1, 2012

In the first-ever study of public school districts’ fixed costs in every state and DC, Benjamin Scafidi concludes approximately 36 percent of school district spending cannot be quickly reduced when

Lessons for Tennessee from Florida’s Education Revolution

Matthew Ladner
February 1, 2011

Tennessee K-12 education experienced a “lost decade” while a decade of reforms led to extraordinary K-12 achievement gains in Florida, according to a study by the Friedman Foundation for Educationa

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