Washington, D.C. – Today the Alliance for School Choice, the nation’s voice for educational choice, released the 2013-14 School Choice Yearbook: Hope, Action, Results. The leading annual publication of comprehensive and up-to-date educational choice data, this year’s Yearbook reports that nationally, 308,650 students are enrolled in publicly funded private school choice programs. This represents the largest single year growth of enrollment in the history of school choice.
“With eight new statewide programs and the single largest increase in private school choice enrollment – it is clear that parents nationwide demand and deserve educational choice,” said Betsy DeVos, chairman of the Alliance for School Choice. “We remain focused, not on yesterday’s victories, but on tomorrow’s triumphs as we continue to work together to break down barriers to educational choice and opportunity. Our education revolution has just begun and this year’s Yearbook serves as a record and testimony of our movement’s momentum.”
This edition of the Yearbook features the traditional hard copy version and an interactive digital version with access to links, stories and videos that will be updated regularly in order to remain the most up to date and comprehensive book on school choice data. The digital version can be viewed and downloaded here: allianceforschoolchoice.org
”This year’s growth in choice programs and enrollment demonstrates that there is large and growing demand for educational choice,” said Kevin P. Chavous, executive counsel to the Alliance for School Choice. “The Alliance is excited to share the success stories of those whose lives have been positively impacted by educational choice and promote expansion of similar programs nationwide to give every parent a choice.”
This year’s top findings include:
- A total of 308,560 students are enrolled in private school choice programs in the United States. It represents the largest single-year increase in private school choice enrollment in American history.
- Eight new statewide programs were enacted last year
- The eligibility pool has grown to more than 2.7 million students nationwide.
- Florida continues to be the state that serves the most children through educational choice with nearly 87,000 student participants in the state’s two existing programs.
- Ohio leads the nation in the number of programs with five available to parents.
- Indiana’s voucher program saw its enrollment more than double over the past year.
The Alliance for School Choice is the leading national organization promoting school choice. For more information or to download the Yearbook, visit www.allianceforschoolchoice.org.