State policy-makers should look to the work of Milton Friedman.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A s states continue to experience historic drops in school enrollment, it’s becoming clear that parents are frustrated with America’s K–12 public schools. As a result, support for school choice is at an all-time high.

Yet despite a banner year for the school-choice movement in 2021, state spending on school-choice programs such as vouchers, education savings accounts, and tax-credit scholarships consists of less than 0.5 percent of total K–12 public-education expenditures in the U.S. This is because most programs are narrowly targeted to subgroups such as students from low-income families and those with disabilities.

For state legislators, the obvious solution to this supply-and-demand


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