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Video: What You Should Know About School Choice

by Wes Messamore, published

In a lot of ways, school choice programs, though perceived as a draconian libertarian policy, are similar to the single-payer policy that many progressives want for health care. School choice doesn't mean leaving disadvantaged parents without a way to afford their children's education.

It means letting the government act as a single payer for education costs, but letting parents choose how to use that money to educate their child in a way that works best for them and their child instead of letting just a few government planners make those choices for everyone.

Watch below:

http://youtu.be/GPvotHZNpyE

After watching the short video above, do you want a specific example of cost-cutting and educational improvement as a result of school choice? Look no further than the federal government's own study of its own school choice program-- the DC voucher program that Washington policymakers ended despite sitting on the results of this study.

On a cost benefit basis, school choice programs deliver. They create better educational results at a lower cost. Why not implement them more, especially when education budgets are swallowing up the finances of so many states?

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