Expanding High-Quality Educational Options for All Students
How States Can Create a System of Schools Worth Choosing
This report examines current educational options for U.S. students and the challenges of ensuring that choices are equally available and offer high-quality education. The report suggests what state policymakers can do to create high-quality opportunities that offer each family a system of schools worth choosing.
The analysis starts from the assumption that school choice policy is a means to an end and not an end itself. The goals of our education system include improving student learning opportunities, strengthening educational attainment, providing alternatives that fit student needs, and integrating our diverse citizenry, while preparing young people for their civic roles in a democracy. As we present information about the range of choices available to families within the public and private sectors, we also indicate where research has found that various approaches influence these desired outcomes of education in a democratic society