School Choice & Charters

Voucher Programs Gaining Traction in States?

By Katie Ash — August 07, 2013 1 min read
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Over the past few years, a growing number of states have embraced vouchers, tax credits, and private school scholarships, according to an article posted by the Pew Charitable Trust on Stateline.

Thirteen states created or expanded vouchers, tax credit scholarships, or private school scholarships in 2013, compared with eight states in 2012 and seven states in 2011.

Most of the story focuses on the Alabama Accountability Act, which was approved this spring in a surprise move by the legislature. Today, 29 private schools are participating in the program, up from seven last month, reports the

There were also setbacks for supporters of vouchers: Private school choice programs were proposed, but ultimately defeated, in six states this year.

The full article also includes a current list of all states’ private school choice programs, provided by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Charters & Choice blog.