The December issue looks at the work states face to deal with the health care needs of an aging population and new approaches to teacher evaluations.
By Josh Cunningham
Since 2011, 49 states have considered school choice legislation in some form. This has raised many questions about choice. Does school competition change anything? How do other states fund charter school facilities? What is the fiscal impact of vouchers? Are scholarship tax credits constitutional? How do parents choose schools? Why so many choices?
NCSL addresses each of these questions and much more in a new first-of-its-kind report, Comprehensive School Choice: A Guide for Legislators. While numerous researchers, advocates and think tanks have explored the many angles of school choice, this is the first guide written exclusively for state legislators and legislative staff that covers the issue of school choice in such depth.
Among the facets of school choice policy covered in this guide are:
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