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True Tolerance Supports School Choice

Research, often after controlling for student characteristics such as family wealth, has typically found that compared to public schoolers, private school students and graduates are as tolerant or more tolerant of others.

Private schools see much less hate-related graffiti than public
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Public Schools Cannot Be Religiously Neutral, But School Choice Makes Neutrality Possible

Tomorrow the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Espinoza v. Montana, a case addressing state constitutional provisions that bar public funds from going to religious institutions, especially schools. There are many reasons the U.S. Supreme Court should rule in favor of school choice, but the most important is that the end that Blaine amendments are supposed to achieve — keeping government out of religion — is far better served by the measure Montana struck down than maintaining a public school monopoly over taxpayer funds.

Diagram showing levels of religion in schools
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The College More of the Same Act

Yesterday, the Democratic majority released the College Affordability Act and it delivers pretty much what we’ve seen established since about 1969: A general conviction that what higher ed mainly needs is more government money and no openly for‐​profit schools.

Community college 6-year completion rates, National Student Clearinghouse
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School Choice Rules!

The percentage of families attending an assigned public school has dropped from 74 percent in 1999 to 69 percent in 2016.

Parents very satisfied