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


Does Supporting School Choice Mean Hating Public Schools?

By Jason Bedrick. Friedman Foundation. February 20, 2015.

Wanted: Uber-Ized Education

By Jason Bedrick and Lindsey Burke. The Federalist. February 3, 2015.

Improving Educational Options for Georgia Children

By Andrew J. Coulson. Education Next. January 29, 2015.

Cato Studies

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.

Private School Chains in Chile: Do Better Schools Scale Up?

By Gregory Elacqua, Dante Contreras, Felipe Salazar, & Humberto Santos. Policy Analysis No. 682. August 16, 2011.


Do Vouchers and Tax Credits Increase Private School Regulation? A Statistical Analysis

Andrew J. Coulson. Journal of School Choice. Vol. 5. No. 2. June 9, 2011.

Comparing Public, Private, and Market Schools: The International Evidence

Andrew J. Coulson. Journal of School Choice. Vol. 3. 2009.

School Choice Snapshot: A 2006 Survey of U.S. Policy and Advocacy Organizations

Adam B. Schaeffer. Mackinac Center for Public Policy: Policy Brief. October 2, 2006.

Public Filings

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.

Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn

By Andrew J. Coulson and Ilya Shapiro. Legal Briefs. August 4, 2010.

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.