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ERIC Number: ED543116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Erasing the Myths on How School Choice Would Impact Texas Private Schools
Gibbons, Patrick
Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice
For more than 20 years school choice programs have provided parents opportunities to send their children to public or private schools more suited to their needs. Choice and competition in education benefits students. Today, 21 states and Washington, D.C., have school choice programs serving more than one million students. Impressively, nine out of 10 random-assignment studies, considered the gold standard of scientific research, show statistically significant academic benefits for students using scholarships to attend private school. Additionally, another 20 studies show public schools improve when faced with competition from private schools. As Texas lawmakers consider various school choice proposals including, tax-credit scholarships, some fear that school choice will lead to increased regulation of private schools. This brief examines the available evidence on tax-credit scholarships and government regulations on private schools. (Contains 2 tables and 20 notes.)
Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. Available from: Foundation for Educational Choice. One American Square Suite 2420, Indianapolis, IN 46282. Tel: 317-681-0745; Fax: 317-681-0945; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice
Identifiers - Location: Texas