To realize the positive effects of a competitive education market, school choice programs must ensure autonomy and independence for private schools and flexibility for public schools. Therefore, states should not impose regulations on existing private schools or create regulatory barriers that prevent new private school operators from entering the market. Only in this way will school choice produce the better education American children deserve.

More on School Choice


The Monkey Trial Ended, but the War Goes On

By Neal McCluskey. July 21, 2015.

Does School Choice Increase Inequality?

By Jason Bedrick. Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. July 20, 2015.

It’s Time for the Blaine Amendment to Go

By Neal McCluskey. The Denver Post. July 1, 2015.

Cato Studies

Long-Run Effects of Free School Choice: College Attainment, Employment, Earnings, and Social Outcomes at Adulthood

By Victor Lavy. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 23. April 1, 2015.

The Evolution of Charter School Quality

By Patrick Baude, Marcus Casey, Eric A. Hanushek, & Steven G. Rivkin. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 16. December 16, 2014.

Donating the Voucher: An Alternative Tax Treatment of Private School Enrollment

By Andrew A. Samwick. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 1. May 6, 2014.


Earning Full Credit: Learning from and Improving Indiana’s School Scholarship Tax Credit Law

Jason Bedrick. The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. June 2015.

Giving Kids Credit: Using Scholarship Tax Credits to Increase Educational Opportunity in Massachusetts

Jason Bedrick. Pioneer Institute White Paper. No. 119. July 2014.

Live Free and Learn: A Case Study of New Hampshire’s Scholarship Tax Credit Program

Jason Bedrick. Show Me Institute: Case Study. No. 19. February 2014.

Public Filings

Improving Georgia’s Education Tax Credit

By Jason Bedrick. Testimony. May 29, 2015.

Common Core and the Impact of National Standards

By Jason Bedrick. Testimony. August 20, 2014.

Duncan v. New Hampshire

By Jason Bedrick, Ilya Shapiro, Edward C. Mosca, Lauren Barlow, & Andrew J. Coulson. Legal Briefs. November 12, 2013.

Cato Reviews & Journals

School Choice and Development: Evidence from the Edgewood Experiment

John Merrifield and Nathan L. Gray. Cato Journal. Winter 2013.


The Ticket: The Many Faces of School Choice

Featuring Neal McCluskey. March 18, 2014. Film Screening.

Chicago: Teachers Unions’ Last Stand?

Featuring Caleb O. Brown and Neal McCluskey. September 19, 2012. Sponsor E-Briefing.

Cloning “Superman”: What Other Countries Already Know about Scaling Up Good Schools

Featuring Andrew J. Coulson. January 28, 2011. Policy Forum.