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School Choice in Pop Culture: Yes, Prime Minister

In today’s episode of EdChoice Chats, our President and CEO Robert Enlow and our Director of Policy Jason Bedrick discuss one iconic episode of the BBC’s Yes, Prime Minister which is about—as the show says—“the political will versus the administrative won’t.” Bedrick and Enlow go beyond the messages in this hilarious episode of television, sharing […]

U.S. States Ranked by Educational Choice Share, 2018

EdChoice Share 2018

We have arrived at that time of year where we look at where each state’s students are educated. Similar to last year, the EdChoice Share looks at what proportion of all K–12 students are enrolled in an education savings account (ESA), voucher or tax-credit scholarship program. To get this number, I divided the total number […]

America’s School Choice Programs Ranked by Purchasing Power, 2018 Edition

States Ranked by Purchasing Power

We’ve given our readers an overview of educational choice programs across the nation this week with rankings based on eligibility and participation. But one major question still remains: How well are these programs funded? The best educational choice policies make as many children as possible eligible to participate, but also empower families to truly afford […]

The States Ranked by Spending on School Choice Programs, 2018 Edition

EdChoice Spending Share 2018

We’re back again in 2018, ranking the states’ aggregate spending on private educational choice programs as a percentage of their total K–12 spending. For added context, see the national chart in this year’s edition of The ABCs of School Choice (also visible below), and for a refresher on how the calculations are made, see the […]

America’s School Choice Programs Ranked by Eligibility, 2018 Edition

Ranked by Eligibility

At EdChoice, eligibility is one of the most important factors in analyzing a school choice program. We believe that all parents—regardless geography, income, or any other factor—should have access to the educational options that best fit their children’s needs. You can find specific program eligibility rates in this year’s ABCs of School Choice, or check out […]

America’s School Choice Programs Ranked by Participation, 2018 Edition

Ranked by Participation

Which of America’s school choice programs has the most students participating? What about the least? The 2018 edition of The ABCs of School Choice  gives the most up-to-date information we have on program participation. In this post we rank the programs by how many participants they have, based on the most recent data available for […]

Profiting from Educational Choice?

Profiting from School Choice?

This article was originally published on Education Next. Last year, more than 250,000 students in 17 states used tax-credit scholarships to attend schools their families chose. Under such policies, taxpayers can receive tax credits worth between 50 percent to 100 percent of their donations to nonprofit scholarship organizations that help low- and middle-income students attend private schools. […]