School Choice Round Up

Education Week has a nice summary of all of the school choice plans and proposals in state legislatures across th US. Mark it down: 2005 may be a banner year for private school choice in state legislatures. In South Carolina, Republican Gov. Mark Sanford and members of the GOP-controlled legislature want to open public schools to private-sector competition. Meanwhile, Wisconsin and Ohio lawmakers are studying expansions of their well-known school voucher programs. The Texas legislature is considering a limited voucher proposal. Other plans are brewing in Indiana, Minnesota, and Missouri. Read on for the details about each state plan.

Lisa Snell is the director of education and child welfare at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.