US students start academic year with ‘massive gains’ in school choice

Millions of schoolchildren across the United States are starting the academic year off with more access to school choice than ever before following hard-fought wins in courtrooms , state legislatures , and at the ballot box .

Arizona, which has a long legacy of education freedom, is leading the way. The state has pioneered policies that expand school choice, including education savings accounts, state-backed private school scholarships, a growing charter school sector, and a thriving open enrollment policy.

Last month, Arizona scored another landmark victory for school choice when Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed a massive expansion of the state’s private voucher system despite threats from public school advocates to block the bill and press voters to nix it during November’s general election.

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