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School Choice: 2006 Progress Report

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Publication Date: September 2006

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Dan Lips; Evan Feinberg

Topic: Education (Schools)

Keywords: Education; school choice

Type: Report


School choice programs have been shown to increase parental satisfaction, improve academic achievement of participating children, and improve public school performance through competition. Already in 2006, eight states have enacted new initiatives or expanded existing private school choice programs. State and federal policymakers should implement student-centered reforms to give all parents the ability to direct their children's education.