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Don’t Believe the Myth: School Choice and Public Education Can Coexist

Originally published on Townhall

During School Choice Week, let’s debunk the myth that school choice hurts public education.

School choice critics see education in zero-sum terms: As school choice grows, public education funding dwindles.

Or so they claim.

Part of their claim is true: School choice is on the rise. In 2023 alone, 17 states expanded school choice, either adding to their existing programs or implementing new ones. As a result, 20 million students—more than a third of students nationwide—are now eligible for one of these programs.

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