The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice

Advancing Milton and Rose D. Friedman's Vision of School Choice for All Children

School Choice in Connecticut

Summary

Connecticut does not have a private school choice program. The state does have a charter school law, but does not enable public virtual schooling. Open enrollment exists, both for intradistrict and interdistrict public school choice.

Laws and Regulations Governing Private Schools

Constitutionality

Both tax credit and voucher programs are school choice options for Connecticut. They are consistent with the Connecticut Constitution and relevant Connecticut state court decisions.

The Connecticut Constitution contains no Blaine Amendment, and the Connecticut Supreme Court has twice ruled that transportation programs that include private school students benefit children, not schools. To avoid potential problems with Connecticut’s education article (Article VIII, Section 4), voucher program funding should come from sources other than the state’s public school fund.

–Quote from the Institute for Justice (April 2007)

News

8/17/2012 Enlow | The Best Way for the Feds to Help Schools? Get Out of the Way
1/5/2010 Voucher system ensures liberty