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


For a Free Society, Promote School Choice

By Jason Bedrick. The Heartland Institute. November 9, 2014.

School Tax Credits Are Good for Parents, Taxpayers

By Jason Bedrick. New Hampshire Business Review. October 8, 2014.

The Left’s Legal War on Children

By Jason Bedrick. National Review (Online). October 8, 2014.

Cato Studies

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.

The Other Lottery: Are Philanthropists Backing the Best Charter Schools?

By Andrew J. Coulson. Policy Analysis No. 677. June 6, 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.