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KNOW THE HISTORY, LAWS AND RESEARCH ON SCHOOL CHOICE

Whether introducing or reviewing legislation, policymakers can expect certain outcomes from educational choice based on how proposals are crafted. The following features and services will make navigating the nuances of educational choice easy.

  • What school choice policies are states already using?

    Educational choice—often referred to as school choice—encompasses more than just school vouchers and charter schools. Learn the strengths, opportunities and mechanics of every type of educational choice option with our helpful definitions and how-it-works videos.

  • What do state legislators think about educational choice?

    In the first comprehensive phone-only survey of state legislators on school choice issues conducted in more than 15 years—the Surveying State Legislators report—we sought to better understand what state legislators think about a number of education topics, how they feel about their profession, sources of information they trust and how often they consider different sources of influence when making legislative decisions. Check out the results!

  • How do school choice programs in the states stack up to one another?

    Explore the shared and unique traits of America’s 61 school choice programs passed into law in 30 states and the District of Columbia. Our School Choice in America Dashboard also includes current and historical student and school participation, eligibility and funding data for every U.S. program—all downloadable for your convenience.

  • What does the research say about school choice programs?

    Search our library for state and national research on how school choice affects students, parents, schools, taxpayers and voters.

  • How can I get in touch with EdChoice’s state experts?

    Contact our team of state directors who can provide you customized policy recommendations and share best practices—and probable outcomes—for each type of school choice program.

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