EdChoice statement on proposed federal school choice legislation

INDIANAPOLIS—EdChoice, a national nonprofit organization that promotes state-based educational choice programs, released the following statement about a Congressional school choice proposal that would make federal tax credits available for donations to state-based organizations that grant scholarships to K-12 students to attend schools that meet their needs.

“From Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama, expanding educational opportunity for families has long been part of the American agenda, and this bill will continue that conversation at the national level.

“We have worked for more than two decades to promote educational choice programs, and we believe those decisions are best made at the state and local levels. Families don’t need another layer of bureaucracy involved in their educational decision-making process, and we are glad that that this policy—in its current form—recognizes that states are the rightful laboratories of democracy when it comes to K-12 education.

“As we have with past proposals, we will review this legislation and gladly offer up our expertise as policymakers explore ways to empower parents and students across our nation. More than anything, we are excited to continue the national debate about school choice and how we can best provide options for all families.”