Two new school choice programs were passed during the 2016 state legislative sessions: a voucher program in Maryland and a tax credit scholarship in South Dakota. Neither state had any private school choice programs on the books prior to passing them this year, so education reformers have a new number to tout: 25 states and the District of Columbia have empowered parents through 50 private school choice programs that allow them to select the best educational experience for their children!
The status quo is not working. Whether by international comparisons, state and national proficiency measures, civic literacy rates, or career preparedness, American students are falling behind. The 22nd edition of the Report Card on American Education ranks states on their K-12 education and policy performance.Learn More