Florida is home to the top school choice program in the country, according to a new report by a national advocacy group.
The American Federation for Children ranked 27 private school choice policies, which include tax credit scholarships as well as school vouchers and education savings accounts. Florida’s tax credit scholarships rank no.1, and are closely followed by Indiana’s statewide vouchers and Nevada’s new tax credit scholarships.
The group wants states to make their programs available to large numbers of students, including those in the middle class, but to prioritize the needs of the most disadvantaged children. And it backs accountability measures, like public reporting of academic results, but wants to limit other regulations that might undermine schools’ autonomy.
On those scores, Florida’s program (which my employer, Step Up For Students, helps administer) earns high marks. Among other things: Continue Reading →