More U.S. States Enact and Expand School Choice

Author: American Federation for Children
Published: 2011/07/02
Contents: Summary - Introduction - Main - Related

Synopsis: More states have passed school voucher or scholarship tax credit legislation in 2011 than ever before.

Introduction

School Choice Makes History: More U.S. States Enact, Expand School Choice in 2011 than Ever Before.

Main Digest

As America Prepares to Celebrate Independence Day, an Unprecedented Number of Families Are Poised to Benefit from Educational Freedom in the Upcoming School Year

More states have passed school voucher or scholarship tax credit legislation in 2011 than ever before, according to an analysis by the American Federation for Children - the nation's voice for school choice.

AFC hailed the legislative progress for educational quality in a year when 27 legislative chambers passed bills to create, expand, or strengthen school choice programs.

In total, 11 states and the U.S. Congress passed school choice legislation in just the first six months of 2011:

With the creation of seven new programs (in Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Wisconsin), the school choice movement has eclipsed its previous record - in 2006 - when five new school choice programs were enacted into law. Of the seven newly-enacted programs, four are school voucher programs, two are new tax credit programs, and one is the nation's first-ever education savings account program.

"This has been a significant year for educational freedom nationwide. To put these victories in perspective: it took the school choice movement 20 years to enact the first 20 private school choice programs," said AFC chairman Betsy DeVos. "In just the first half of 2011, legislatures across the country have enacted seven more programs, demonstrating that this year is truly 'the year of school choice'."

Nationwide, 42 states have considered school choice legislation in 2011.

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