Facts About School Choice


 

Programs

 

  • There are 18 school voucher programs, 10 tax credit scholarship programs, and 6 personal tax credit programs in 19 states across the country.
  1. There is nearly $600 million in dedicated funding available for school voucher and scholarship tax credit programs nationwide. Over the past five years, the amount of dedicated funding for school choice programs has grown from $268 million.
  2. More than half of the school choice programs enacted over the past five years were either passed by Democratic legislatures or signed by Democratic governors.
  3. The nation’s longest-running school choice program is the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (a voucher program created in 1990).

 

States

 

  1. States with school voucher programs and/or scholarship tax credit program include: Arizona, Colorado, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
  2. Two states (Ohio and Arizona) have three school choice programs each.
  3. Legislators in 40+ states introduced legislation to enact school choice programs during the most recent legislative session.

 

 

Student Enrollment

 

  1. There are 190,239 children benefitting from school voucher and scholarship tax credit programs across the country. The state with the highest number of students in school choice programs is Florida.
  2. There are 67,267 students enrolled in school voucher programs and 122,972 students enrolled in scholarship tax credit programs.


From The American Federation for Children

www.federationforchildren.org

and

The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice

www.edchoice.org


 

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