School Choice

School choice is a wide array of programs aimed at giving families the opportunity to choose the school their children will attend. As a matter of form, school choice does not give preference to one form of schooling or another, rather manifests itself whenever a student attends school outside of the one they would have been assigned to by geographic default. The most common options offered by school choice programs are open enrollment laws that allow students to attend other public schools, private schools, charter schools, tax credit and deductions for expenses related to schooling, vouchers, and homeschooling. In U.S. political discourse it refers exclusively to programs that would provide public funds to privately run schools, since parents already have the option of sending their child to the private school of their choice (within their economic means).

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District Of Columbia Public Schools - Governance - D.C. School Choice Incentive Act of 2003
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Wasatch Junior High - School Choice
... Wasatch is ranked as one of the highest schools in the state in education According to U-Pass test scores, In 2005 Wasatch tested highest in the state on the Iowa Basic Test for the 8th grade in addition, Wasatch ...
School Choice - International Overview and Major Institutional Options - United States - College
... The United States has school choice at the university level ... College students can get subsidized tuition by attending any public college or university within their state of residence ...
Eugene School District - School Programs - School Choice Policy
... Choice is a key element of the Eugene School District, which is home to several alternative education programs (sometimes known as magnet schools, in Eugene such programs are called "alternative schools") ... The district's sometimes-controversial open school choice policy means that families who live in the district may enroll their children in any 4J school, provided there is space available ... Most parents choose to have their children attend the neighborhood school near their home, but others elect to enroll their children in a different neighborhood school or in an ...
Annette Polly Williams - Politics - School Choice
... Williams was the author of the United States' first school choice legislation, approving school choice in 1989, and expanding the program to include religious schools five years ... The legislation brought Williams national fame, but she now criticizes both the choice program and its supporters ... Williams says she supported school choice as an experiment ...

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