IT’S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS ARE AND WILL ALWAYS BE BOTTOMLESS MONEYPITS. Study: School Choice Programs Save States Money

More than 18 months into a pandemic that has upended school districts across the country, parents increasingly support alternatives to the traditional top-down public school system. But school choice doesn’t just offer more options to families—a new study suggests that it has benefits for states too.

 

EdChoice, a nonprofit that supports school choice, released the study this month. It found that among 40 different tuition-grant and tax-credit programs nationwide, there was a cumulative net savings from 2011 to 2018 of between $12 billion and $28 billion. Much of the savings stem from the cost difference: In some cases, the cost of traditional public schooling is nearly triple what would be spent on private schools.