THE SIX MYTHS.
MYTH #1 - Allowing more choice will harm public schools
Education choice can actually help public schools by giving families the resources they need to supplement their child's education.
MYTH #2 - Education choice violates the separation between church and state
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled it is fully constitutional for families to use their child's education funding on private schooling that may be religious. An old, discriminatory law called the Blaine Amendment is no longer justified.
MYTH #3 - Students don't benefit from education choice
Most credible, major studies have concluded that educational outcomes improve when education choice is permitted - not only for students taking advantage of education choice, but also with those who did not.
MYTH #4 - There's no accountability with education choice
Accountability exists in almost every education choice program, including state testing requirements and oversight. The greatest accountability, however, rests with you. If your education choice options are not working, you can take your funding elsewhere.
MYTH #5 - Education choice hurts rural communities
The majority of families who use education choice live within 10 miles of various choice options. However, as other states have advanced education choice, supply has increased to meet demand. In Florida, the number of private schools in rural areas doubled after numerous expansions of education choice.
MYTH #6 - Education choice is anti-public school
In reality, education choice is very pro-public school. In fact, the first and most common education choice available rests in the decision you make regarding where you live. However, not all families have the ability to move based on the quality of their local schools.