SCHOOL CHOICE IN AMERICA

School choice is about a fundamental right for parents to have access to the educational environment that serves their children best.

The American Federation for Children knows that education needs in America vary for every individual student. At AFC, we want to give every child the opportunity to have his or her education needs met. Through our state programs, parents can find an option that best serves their child’s situation. Learn more about available school choice programs in your area by visiting your state program page.

AT A GLANCE

31 STATES + D.C. WITH PRIVATE SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAMS

12

states + D.C. and Puerto Rico with Voucher Programs

21

states with Scholarship Tax Credit Programs

10

states with Educational Savings Account Programs

14

states with Special Needs Scholarship Programs

OVER $3.3 BILLION EXPENDED FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAMS

$1.6

Billion Expended for Voucher Programs

$1.4

Million Expended for Scholarship Tax Credit Programs

$335

Million Expended for Educational Savings Account Programs

$629.1

Million Expended for Special Needs Scholarship Programs

65 PRIVATE SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAMS

27

Voucher
Programs

25

Scholarship Tax Credit
Programs

11

Educational Savings Account
Programs

23

Special Needs Scholarship
Programs
$5,400 AVERAGE SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT IN PRIVATE SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAMS

$7,299

Average Scholarship Amount in Voucher Programs

$3,955

Average Scholarship Amount for Scholarship Tax Credit Programs

$9,329

Average Scholarship Amount in Educational Savings Account Programs

$9,272

Average Scholarship Amount in Special Needs Scholarship Programs

50 STATES + D.C. WITH PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAMS

50

States + D.C. Permit Homeschooling

45

States + D.C. Permit Public Charter Schools

50

States + D.C. Permit Magnet Schools

35

States Permit Virtual Academies/Online Learning

SCHOOL
CHOICE FACTS

Independent research supports the need for— and the benefits of— school choice. See what the research says about school choice and its overwhelmingly positive impact.

SCHOOL
CHOICE FACTS

Independent research supports the need for— and the benefits of— school choice. See what the research says about school choice and its overwhelmingly positive impact.

MODEL LEGISLATION

The American Federation for Children offers high-quality and accountable model legislation for every kind of private school choice program. Download these bills to see how school choice can work in your state.

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