Policy Documents

'Green' Schools Fail to Make the Grade: State Building Rules Do Not Raise Student Test Scores

December 31, 2004

Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled school vouchers are constitutional in 2002, grassroots activists around the country have been organizing to support passage of school choice programs. Legislatures passed statewide programs in Florida and Colorado, and other states are expected to follow their lead. Some 35 cities have privately funded voucher programs.

This small booklet, the first in a series from The Heartland Institute, provides policymakers and civic and business leaders a highly condensed yet easy-to-read guide to the debate. It presents the 10 most important principles of the school choice movement, explaining each principle in plain yet precise language.

This booklet also contains an extensive bibliography for further research, including many links to documents available on the Web, and a directory of the Web sites of national organizations that support school choice.