Opinion | The Evidence on School Choice Is Still Mixed

Nov. 19, 2023 10:38 am ET

Roland Fryer’s prognosis of the inadequacy of half-baked school-choice packages is spot on (“America Needs Real School Choice,” op-ed. Nov. 14). States that want to present instructional freedom to their schoolchildren ought to comply with the instance of Arizona, which final yr grew to become the primary state within the union to develop schooling financial savings accounts to each pupil.

But even Arizona now spends roughly $7,000 a yr for every pupil that enrolls in an ESA, in contrast with over $14,000 a yr for every public-school pupil, in accordance with the Goldwater Institute. Politicians who profess to worth equality of alternative would do properly to think about permitting every little one to pursue an schooling in accordance with his distinctive wants.

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