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Friedman Foundation Releases Annual Catalog of School Choice Programs

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The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice has today released its annual comprehensive report cataloging various school choice programs across the country, such as tax-credit scholarships, education savings accounts, vouchers, and individual tax credits. 

In addition, this year, the report includes a graph of the programs' percentage of eligible population versus the purchasing power of the program.

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The (somewhat mesmerizing) graph shows that while vouchers and education savings account programs are available to fewer students, they tend to have stronger per-pupil funding. On the flip side, tax-credit scholarships and individual tax-credit programs are available to larger segments of the population but provide less per-pupil funding.

Another helpful resource in the report is a history of the various legal challenges to each of the school choice programs (which can be viewed here and here). 

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