Partner Post: EdChoice
Be on the lookout for your 2019 ABCs of School Choice!
Curious about school choice in your state or nationally? Wondering how school choice programs are designed and operate?Make sure to be on the lookout for the 2019 ABCs of School Choice
, which should be delivered to your office in the coming weeks. We mail copies to every state legislator in America. If you don’t get one, let us know!We publish The ABCs of School Choice
each year as a one-stop shop for private educational choice programs in the United States. Not only do we outline how each program works and whom it serves, but we offer our feedback on how it could be changed to help even more families in a particular state.You’ll see in the publication that we organize programs alphabetically by state but also grouped by program type. That’s because we want to make it crystal clear that not all educational choice programs are created equal. Some programs allow more families to choose than others, and some offer more funding for children than others.In addition to the four main types of private school choice—education savings accounts, vouchers, tax-credit scholarships and individual credits and deductions—this year’s edition also includes information about 529 savings accounts, which are privately funded and can now be used for certain K-12 educational expenses.
It’s important to note that we include many definitions of other types of educational choice in the ABCs, but our mission remains full and unencumbered choice as a pathway to successful lives and a stronger society. We strive to highlight and promote programs that knock down barriers based on school type because we want to level the playing field for all families.
As you learn more about what your state offers—or doesn’t offer—we hope you’ll reach out to us as a resource to learn more about designing a program that helps families in your state access the educational options that work for them.
We also offer a slimmed-down version of this publication—EdChoice 101—that might be useful for your constituents or others who may be new to the topic and want to learn more.
Please contact us to order your free copies of that publication or additional copies of the ABCs.