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


Dear Jeanne Shaheen: If New Hampshire Can’t Afford Education Programs, Who Can?

By Neal McCluskey. DC Examiner. June 6, 2017.

Do Negative Test Results Mean School Choice Has Failed? Perhaps the Opposite!

By Neal McCluskey. DC Examiner. April 28, 2017.

Want Better Education? Try School Inc.

By Neal McCluskey. Orange County Register. April 14, 2017.

Cato Studies

Long-Run Effects of Free School Choice: College Attainment, Employment, Earnings, and Social Outcomes at Adulthood

By Victor Lavy. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 23. April 1, 2015.

The Evolution of Charter School Quality

By Patrick Baude, Marcus Casey, Eric A. Hanushek, & Steven G. Rivkin. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 16. December 16, 2014.

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.


Preface: Expanding Opportunity Nationwide

Jason Bedrick. The Special Needs ESA. December 2016.

Recalibrating Accountability: Education Savings Accounts as Vehicles of Choice and Innovation

Jason Bedrick and Lindsey Burke. The Heritage Foundation: Special Report. No. 190. December 12, 2016.

Earning Full Credit: Learning from and Improving Indiana’s School Scholarship Tax Credit Law

Jason Bedrick. The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. June 2015.

Public Filings

Gaddy v. Georgia Department of Revenue

By Ilya Shapiro, David McDonald, Jason Bedrick, & Neal McCluskey. Legal Briefs. November 3, 2016.

Improving Georgia’s Education Tax Credit

By Jason Bedrick. Testimony. May 29, 2015.

Common Core and the Impact of National Standards

By Jason Bedrick. Testimony. August 20, 2014.

Cato Reviews & Journals

School Inc.: Can We Scale Up Educational Excellence?

Andrew J. Coulson. Policy Report. March/April 2017.

Andrew Coulson, 1967-2016

Policy Report. March/April 2016.

School Choice and Development: Evidence from the Edgewood Experiment

John Merrifield and Nathan L. Gray. Cato Journal. Winter 2013.


School Choice Regulation: Friend or Foe?

Featuring Jason Bedrick and Neal McCluskey. March 4, 2016. Policy Forum.

Real Finnish Lessons: The True Story of an Education Superpower

Featuring Neal McCluskey. November 16, 2015. Book Forum.

The Ticket: The Many Faces of School Choice

Featuring Neal McCluskey. March 18, 2014. Film Screening.