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Why doesn't California have an educational choice program?
California lawmakers proposed both a tax-credit scholarship to be funded by corporate donations as well as an ESA for K–12 and higher education expenses during the 2018 legislative session. Neither bill, though, made it past their respective committees. If you would like to learn more about school choice in other states, search our School Choice in America Dashboard.
Is anyone trying to propose an educational choice program in California now?
Not at the moment. No new private school choice legislation has been introduced in the 2019 session. Newly elected Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) used to support charter schools publicly, but now his support for school choice is unclear. Statewide, the Parent Union, Pacific Research Institute and Reason Foundation have been vocal proponents of private school choice.
EdChoice Chats: Surveying the Military with Lindsey Burke and Paul DiPerna
Our new research, Surveying the Military, is the first of its kind and methodology to delve deeper into former and current military families’ thoughts on K–12 education in America. This 2017 survey of 1,200 active-duty military servicemembers, veterans and their spouses aims to help policymakers and the public better understand this important population’s perspectives on school choice policies, the military profession and more.