Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Parents want more school choice according state surveys.

The Friedman Foundation has done a number of state surveys, asking parents "What type of school would you select in order to obtain the best education for your child?"

The surveys were done in Oklahoma, Idaho, Tennessee, Nebraska, Illinois and Georgia. Private schools were the choice of about 41 percent of parents. Public schools averaged about 17 percent. Home school 16 percent and charter school 23 percent.

If the market was really able to operate, the educational landscape would be much different with many more kids educated in private schools. At a savings to the taxpayers I would dare say.

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