Cato’s Center for Educational Freedom (CEF) is grounded in the understanding that education works best for all people—from individual students to all of society—when it is rooted in the free decisions of those to be educated, and those who educate. In elementary and secondary education CEF scholars seek to shift policy to empower parents to choose the education they think is best for their unique children, and for educators to teach as they see fit. In higher education, they look to move to a system in which students—those who will reap the benefits of their education—pay with their own money, or funds voluntarily given to them by others. And in early-childhood education, they bring research to bear against ill-informed efforts to expand government intervention.
Read our Educational Freedom Wiki:
- Educational Freedom: An Introduction
- Government Schooling, Democracy, and Social Conflict
- Parental Choice and Responsibility
- School Freedom and Competition
- Choice and Accountability
- The Way Forward: Education Tax Credits or Vouchers?
- Education Tax Credits
- Personal-Use Education Tax Credits
- Scholarship Tax Credits