May 15, 2008 10:34AM

Educational Freedom Advances in South‐​East

Having so recently blogged about the expansion of Florida’s k‐​12 scholarship tax credit program, I’m delighted to be able to add that Georgia governor Sonny Perdue yesterday signed a similar program into law in his own state. Meanwhile, in Louisiana, a modest New Orleans voucher program was passed out of the House yesterday by a nearly 3 to 2 majority (a corresponding bill has already passed out of Senate committee and awaits a floor vote).

While none of these programs is yet big enough to create significant market forces, the growth of the Florida program and the bi‐​partisan support that it and the New Orleans program are enjoying are promising signs.