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March 2 2010

School Choice Facts at Your Fingertips

Vicki E. Alger

The Alliance for School Choice has just released its 2009-2010 edition of the School Choice Yearbook. This valuable resource includes data, trends, and research about the country's 18 school voucher and tax-credit scholarship programs, including:

•   In spite of the worst economic climate in decades, funding for school voucher and scholarship tax credit programs increased by $29 million this year, and student enrollment is up by 5 percent, to nearly 180,000. 

•   There are 11 states (plus D.C.) offering either school voucher programs or scholarship tax-credit programs, and five of these programs are designed specifically to help students with special needs.

•   Florida has more students enrolled in school choice programs than any other state in the country (46,900 students).

•·  Indiana is the newest state to add a school choice program, a $2.5 million corporate and individual scholarship tax credit program that will begin serving students in 2010.

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