In The States

The 2017 EdChoice Yearbook Superlatives

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The EdChoice team has put in its votes for this year’s educational choice yearbook superlatives, and these are our winners. Enjoy.   Most Empowering Indiana’s Choice Scholarship Program Our team weighed purchasing power, funding stream stability and the ability of parents to use their funds flexibly to determine the educational choice program that empowers the […]

Why Milwaukee’s Voucher Program Isn’t the Litmus Test for School Choice Everywhere (Despite Its Positive Results)

School choice in Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin has a 25-year-old school voucher program (MPCP) restricted to low-income students, district-run chartered public schools and some privately funded vouchers. Because the MPCP is the oldest publicly funded U.S. voucher program, its results have attracted a lot of attention.  Sadly, much of what has been said and written, from school choice expansion proponents […]

Milwaukee school vouchers to drive more than $499 million in socioeconomic benefits

Milwaukee School Vouchers on the Map

School choice advocates and researchers know choice programs lead to better academic achievement. But far less is known about the downstream financial benefits of the nation’s first modern school voucher program: the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP). Earlier this month, in concert with the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, we released a study that […]

BRIEF: School Choice in the States December 2016

January 2017 State Brief

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION Georgia Leslie Hiner worked with outside counsel and, on December 15, 2016, filed an amicus brief with the Georgia Supreme Court in support of the state’s tax-credit scholarship program and the right of Georgia parents to choose the best possible education for their children. EdChoice argues that significant empirical evidence supports educational […]

Exploring Arizona’s Private Schools After Nearly Two Decades of Educational Choice

Exploring Arizona's Private Education Sector

The Grand Canyon State is a pioneer when it comes to educational choice. Arizona has been home to the nation’s first universal school choice program for nigh on two decades—the Original Individual Income Tax Credit Scholarship Program. This tax-credit scholarship program is open to all K–12 students and even some prekindergarteners. And in 2011, Arizona […]

BRIEF: School Choice in the States November 2016

November 2016 State Brief

LEGISLATION AND LITIGATION There are no state updates this month regarding school choice program legislation or litigation developments.   IN OTHER NEWS -Although news headlines have focused primarily on the presidential race, our team took a closer look at the election results from this year’s 12 state gubernatorial races. Click to find out where America’s […]

The Next Accountability Series Roundup

Greg Forster

  One of the most important questions in K–12 education is: Who should hold whom accountable for what, and how? Warring factions have been fighting over the answer for decades with little progress, and the debates only continue to heat up now as the nation’s new president prepares to take office. What might bring us […]

Top 5 Ways the New White House Can Support School Choice for Families

Top 5 Ways the White House Can Support School Choice

  Although K–12 education didn’t feature heavily into the 2016 race for the White House, President-elect Donald Trump has not been shy about his support for school choice, even making it part of the agenda he’s promising for his first 100 days in office. And it’s no secret that Vice President-elect has been a longtime […]