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.

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Cato Studies

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Public Filings

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By Jason Bedrick. Testimony. August 20, 2014.

Cato Reviews & Journals

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