Where does your state’s program rank? See AFC’s 2016/17 School Choice Report Card
On Thursday, Aug. 25, AFC released its 2016/17 Report Card, a ranking of all of the general education private school choice programs in the country with suggestions for how programs can better serve students.
The Report Card was released with an event at the Fordham Institute and panel discussion with the report’s author Whitney Marcavage from AFC, Indiana State Representative Robert Behning, the Manhattan Institute’s Max Eden, 50CAN’s Derrell Bradford and, moderator, Fordham Institute’s Michael Petrilli. Watch the release and full panel discussion below:
The top five programs were:
- Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (Scholarship tax credit program)
- Nevada Educational Choice Scholarship Program (Scholarship tax credit program)
- Indiana Choice Scholarship Program (Voucher program)
- North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program (Voucher program)
- Louisiana Tuition Donation Rebate Program (Scholarship tax credit program)
Programs were evaluated based on student eligibility, scholarship and program size, and accountability. Each of these categories had subcategories that were rated on a scale of 0 to 4 points. The more closely aligned a program is with AFC Growth Fund’s model, the more points the program received. Comparisons were made within and across program types by calculating a percentage of points awarded out of the total points available.
To see the full Report Card ranking: http://bit.ly/2bnfCti.
About the author:
Whitney Rhoades Marcavage is the policy director at the American Federation for Children, where she provides AFC and its state partners with school choice policy, legislative, and research expertise. Previously, Marcavage worked on international development policy at several NGOs and prior to that, served as committee staff on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, under then committee chairman John Boehner. Marcavage graduated from the University of Florida and resides in Maryland with her husband and one-year-old daughter.