TEACH CHOICE: 2015-16 School Choice Yearbook Released

Nation’s leading school choice handbook captures the momentum of the 2015-16 legislative cycle

50 programs, 25 states & DC, 400,000 students 

Today the American Federation for Children Growth Fund released its annual School Choice Yearbook, the nation’s leading school choice handbook. The annual document includes details on each state program and progress in the school choice movement.

“The 2015-16 Yearbook highlights what we have known for many years – the demand for educational choice among parents and students remains high,” said Betsy DeVos, chairman of the American Federation for Children. “There was a monumental amount of growth in the number of programs enacted in 2015, with eight new programs and four states enacting their very first private school choice program. In just the first three months of 2016, we’ve added two more states to the map as choice continues to expand throughout the country. We look forward to continuing our work with states across the country to offer as many quality educational options as possible to students to suit their individual needs.”

Fast Facts:

  • 50 private school choice programs in 25 state and Washington, D.C.
  • A total of 394,311 students are enrolled in a private school choice programs
  • Eight new programs were enacted in 2015 and four states enacted their first private school choice program
  • Florida has the most scholarship recipients in the country with over 111,000 children enrolled in one of its three private school choice programs statewide
  • There have been 12 years of sustained growth in the number of school choice programs in the country and 26 years of sustained growth of students enrolled in programs 

To view the full 2015-16 Yearbook online: bit.ly/1SKprk7.

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The American Federation for Children Growth Fund is the nation’s leading school choice nonprofit organization and works in states across the country to help promote high-quality educational options for families.