School Choice State Laws: 50-State Profile
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School Choice State Laws: 50-State Profile

Parental choice of schools is one of today's most controversial education issues. "Choice" as a descriptor takes on several meanings, and narrow use of the word (e.g., assuming that choice equals only open enrollment or vouchers) often confuses the debate. In this document, "choice" is used as a broad descriptor covering many different ideas.

For this report, the following definitions apply:

Open Enrollment

Charter Schools

Voucher

Tax Credits and Tax Deductions

Dual/Concurrent Enrollment



Open Enrollment Law(s) Charter School Law(s) Number of charter schools and charter school students Publicly Funded Voucher Law Tax Credit/Tax Deduction Law Dual/Concurrent Enrollment Law

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

Federal

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

American Samoa

Guam

Puerto Rico

Virgin Islands

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