Education choice is important because education choice improves outcomes for children. Each state can and should craft its own plan with children and parents at the core. In places where education choice is allowed, the results are impressive.
The vast majority of credible evidence shows education choice programs save taxpayers money, allow for more diverse schools, and improve academic outcomes for those participating and those who choose to stay in their local schools.
"A review of the empirical research on private school choice finds evidence that private school choice delivers some benefits to participating students—particularly in the area of educational attainment—and tends to help, albeit to a limited degree, the achievement of students who remain in public schools."
-Peabody Journal of Education
Volume 91, Issue 4