“You don’t want to make the same choice I made. That must make you (fill in the blank).” In an atmosphere where statements like that are the dominant rhetoric, it’s hard to have a real, productive conversation about educational choices. In today’s freakout, we endeavor to nonetheless. Last month, Atlanta-area teacher and mom Abby Norman […]
In The Tax-Credit Scholarship Audit, EdChoice Director of Fiscal Policy and Analysis Dr. Martin Lueken follows up on previous work examining the fiscal effects of private school choice programs on state governments, state and local taxpayers and school districts. This report analyzes savings from tax-credit scholarship programs, which allow individuals and businesses to reduce their state tax liability by making a private donation to a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships for children to attend private schools of their choice. This audit looks at 10 tax-credit scholarship programs operating in seven states between 1997 and 2014. These 10 programs cover 93 percent of total scholarships awarded to students participating in tax-credit scholarship programs nationwide.
What are private school vouchers? How do they work? How do they benefit children and families? This short informational video answers all these questions and more. Watch to understand how vouchers give parents educational choice, how they’re funded and how they work.