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Putting Florida’s private school choice participation in perspective

Florida may be home to the largest private-school choice program in the nation, but its level of participation ranks no. 3 in the country, according to new data from the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. The no. 1 state (Arizona) should come as no surprise. The no. 2 state (Vermont) might,[Read More…]

Report: Private schools can learn from successful charter schools

A new report argues supporters of private school choice can learn from public charter schools and should look for ways to “break down the walls” between the two sectors. Private school choice programs serve only a few hundred thousand students nationally, a fraction of the 2.3 million enrolled in charters.[Read More…]

Florida’s tax credit scholarship program the most regulated such program in U.S.

As Florida lawmakers voted this year to strengthen a scholarship for low-income students, critics took repeated aim at issues of accountability, arguing the students don’t take standardized tests and the schools are “unaccountable” and “unregulated.” But a new national report, “Public Rules on Private Schools,” by Andrew Catt of the[Read More…]

When Catholic schools become charter schools

When it comes to urban private schools competing against free public charter schools the adage “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” rings true. Charter schools have considerably more freedom than traditional public schools and this allows them to offer a private-school-style education without the private-school-education price tag. Since it[Read More…]