Monday, January 23, 2012
Indianapolis, IN — To mark the beginning of National School Choice Week, the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice today releases the 2012 edition of its annual ABCs of School Choice, the comprehensive guide to school choice programs throughout the United States.
The new ABCs of School Choice has been called a must-have for anyone interested in learning about the issue of school choice. And the 2012 version contains more information than any before, from a basic primer on school choice to specific, detailed updates on all 34 school choice programs in the country. The 2012 ABCs also includes graphic, simple-to-read and -understand illustrations of all the data on choice programs, as well as public opinion.
The publication, first released in 2003, provides in-depth profiles of each voucher, education savings account, tax-credit scholarship, and individual tax credit and deduction program in the United States. These profiles include program summaries, information on scholarship values, student eligibility and participation, and the latest statistics and trends.
The ABCs also includes new sections providing information on current program rules and regulations, an update on legal developments, a graphic digest of statistics, and a list of resources and contacts for school choice advocates in every state.
“When it comes to school choice, the tide of reform is rising,” said Robert C. Enlow, president and CEO of the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. “Last year, we saw unprecedented progress for school choice, and as 2012 kicks off with National School Choice Week, we expect this year to be just as successful,” added Enlow.
The ABCs of School Choice is the authoritative handbook on school choice programs in the U.S. It is designed to serve as both an introduction for those new to educational choice, and as an indispensable guide for those who have been working for decades to achieve universal school choice.
The 2012 edition of the ABCs of School Choice can be downloaded at www.EdChoice.org/ABCs. Those interested in hard copies should call 317-681-0745 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice
The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, solely dedicated to advancing Milton and Rose Friedman’s vision of school choice for all children. First established as the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation in 1996, the Foundation continues to promote school choice as the most effective and equitable way to improve the quality of K-12 education in America. The Foundation is dedicated to research, education, and outreach on the vital issues and implications related to choice and competition in K-12 education.