The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice

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

School Choice in New York

Summary

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

Laws and Regulations Governing Private Schools

Constitutionality

Despite an initially restrictive interpretation of its Blaine Amendment, New York courts have abandoned that approach and both tax credit and voucher programs are school choice options for New York. New York’s highest state court held in Board of Education v. Allen that the Blaine Amendment was never intended to bar government programs providing incidental benefits to parochial schools.

–Quote from the Institute for Justice (April 2007)

Research

Interstate Survey: What Do Voters Say About K-12 Education in Six States?

11/29/2010

The core purpose of the Interstate Survey series is to survey statistically representative statewide samples and report the levels and gaps of voter opinion, knowledge, and awareness when it comes to K-12 education and school choice... Read More

 

News

5/13/2013 New York Post | Send choice, not flowers
8/24/2012 Christian Science Monitor | Do Private School Vouchers Help? New Study Offers Data
11/18/2011 America | Where Credit Is Due
6/22/2011 Reed | New York should follow the lead taken by Indiana
6/8/2011 The Kansan | Give Parents a Choice
2/23/2011 Enlow | Do Striking Teachers Think of Kids?
12/9/2010 Reed | Improving New York’s public education AND saving money
11/29/2010 Voters in Six States Favor Expanding Choice, Underestimate Education Spending
6/16/2008 New York gets an 'F' on foundation's study of private-school regulations
7/27/2007 Choice Rising
7/2/2007 Beyond 'Brown'