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Keller, Tim, Ed. – Institute for Justice, 2017
Educational choice programs--defined broadly as programs that provide parents financial aid to opt their children out of the traditional public school system--have been a topic of significant public discussion and debate in recent months. Despite the increasing news coverage, however, polls show that most Americans are unfamiliar with educational…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, School Choice, Knowledge Level, Public Schools
Carpenter, Dick M., II.; Erickson, Angela C. – Institute for Justice, 2016
In 2008, Georgia launched a tax-credit scholarship program to expand educational opportunities for the state's pre-K through 12th-grade students by providing them scholarships to attend private schools. Georgia's scholarship tax credit program will help over 13,000 children get the best education for their needs at secular and religious private…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Tax Credits, State Programs, Private Schools
Carpenter, Dick M., II.; Erickson, Angela C. – Institute for Justice, 2014
In 2013, Alabama adopted the Alabama Accountability Act, an education reform measure that includes two new school choice programs that extend a lifeline to Alabama students trapped in failing public schools. One program offers a tax credit to help offset the cost of tuition for families who move their children from public schools designated as…
Descriptors: Tax Credits, State Legislation, School Choice, Public Schools
Carpenter, Dick M., II; Ross, John K. – Institute for Justice, 2009
The evidence advanced in this report demonstrates that using tax credits to fund scholarships for students is both well-established and sound practice. Three existing credits allow taxpayer funds to flow to faith-based organizations, and one of those, the Qualified Endowment Credit, rewards contributions to more than a thousand charitable…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Tax Credits, Access to Education, Scholarships
Carpenter, Dick M., II; Ross, John K. – Institute for Justice, 2008
On February 29, 2008, Gov. Bobby Jindal presented the Louisiana Legislature with a proposed budget allocating $10 million for a school choice initiative that would enable parents in New Orleans to send their children to the school of their choice, including private schools, with state-funded scholarships. Leaders of the public school establishment…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Choice, Federal Government, Scholarships
Komer, Richard D.; Neily, Clark – Institute for Justice, 2007
This report, for the first time ever, provides a state-by-state breakdown of the key elements a policymaker needs in order to understand the legal environment for school choice in any given state--and to craft appropriate legislation to expand educational opportunity. This guide is intended to arm policymakers and advocates with the essential…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Opportunities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Carpenter, Dick M., II – Institute for Justice, 2007
This document describes the flaws in an October 2007 Wisconsin Policy Research Institute (WPRI) report on public school choice and parental involvement, "Fixing the Milwaukee Public Schools: The Limits of Parent-Driven Reform." Because the report claims that public school choice and parental involvement have little effect on student…
Descriptors: School Choice, Public Schools, Private Schools, Urban Schools
Roland, David – Institute for Justice, 2006
There continues to be a significant debate as to the most effective means of providing North Carolina's children with the best possible education. The one point upon which a great majority agree is that, despite substantial increases in funding, public education is not meeting the needs of a large proportion of the state's students. This paper…
Descriptors: School Choice, Public Education, Constitutional Law, State Legislation