As National School Choice Week kicks off, it's a great time to spotlight the growing variety and abundance of education options available to parents and young people.
In its October 2019 national survey, EdChoice revealed a startling statistic: More than 80 percent of US school-age children attend a public district school, but fewer than one-third of their parents prefer that they go there. This represents a massive choice gap in American education, with many parents still unable to opt-out of a mandatory school assignment in favor of more preferable options. Still, there are signs of hope.
Vouchers, Education Savings Accounts, and Tax-Credit Scholarships
Education choice mechanisms, including vouchers, education savings accounts (ESAs), and tax-credit scholarships, continue to gain popularity in many states.