Handbook Outlines Nation’s School Choice Programs

Published March 13, 2012

A new handbook profiles the nation’s 34 school choice programs, outlining rules and regulations, statistical trends, and legal developments for each.

The 2012 ABCs of School Choice updates an annual publication from the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. It offers quick and simple stats on every voucher, education savings account, and tax credit and deduction program in the United States.

Nineteen school choice programs were enacted or expanded in 2012.

“When it comes to school choice, the tide of reform is rising,” said Robert Enlow, the foundation’s president.

The book includes an illustrated digest of statistics, reports on public opinion polls, and a list of resources and contacts for school choice advocates in every state.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Milton Friedman’s birth. With his wife, Rose, he established the Friedman Foundation in 1996 to advance school choice.

“Most people can’t afford to pay twice for education, once in taxes and again in private school tuition,” the book notes. “School choice gives parents financial power and flexibility by letting them use public funds to send their children to the school of their choice.”

—Staff reports

Internet Info:
ABCs of School Choice, Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 2012: http://www.edchoice.org/ABCs