Lindsey M. Burke
Assessing the administration’s early impact on education
Forum: Trump and the Nation’s Schools
Rules preventing participating schools from having specific admissions policies and requirements that schools take state standardized tests both reduce the likelihood that private schools say they will participate in voucher programs.
The administration’s support of school choice is praiseworthy, but a federal tax credit scholarship program poses a threat to education choice in the states and undermines conservative efforts to streamline the federal tax code.
The nation’s largest private school choice program is effective, popular, and money-saving. And yet, it could be on the chopping block.
Evidence from an experimental study
As with rail, what began as an effort to regulate and make universal elementary education eventually translated into attempts to block competitors to the government funded model.
Instead of continuing with a complex and ineffective maze of Title I regulations, states should have the opportunity to let parents decide how to use Title I dollars.
In Arizona, families use ESAs to access a variety of learning opportunities for their children.
Education savings accounts operate like the “partial voucher” that Milton Friedman envisioned more than a decade ago.