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


Public or Private, What Students Need Is Educational Choice

By Jason Bedrick. WalletHub. August 5, 2016.

Is Political Control over Charter Schools Wise?

By Jason Bedrick. Education News. June 29, 2016.

Gov. Hassan Should Respect Local Control in Education

By Jason Bedrick. Union Leader. June 6, 2016.

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.

The Next Step in School Choice

Lindsey Burke and Jason Bedrick. National Affairs. No. 22. Winter 2015.

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

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

Andrew Coulson, 1967-2016

Policy Report. March/April 2016.

School Choice and Development: Evidence from the Edgewood Experiment

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


School Choice Regulation: Friend or Foe?

Featuring Jason Bedrick and Neal McCluskey. March 4, 2016. Policy Forum.

Real Finnish Lessons: The True Story of an Education Superpower

Featuring Neal McCluskey. November 16, 2015. Book Forum.

The Ticket: The Many Faces of School Choice

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