School Choice For K 12 Students

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Abstract
School choice for K-12 students is still a controversial education reform topic. Choice programs for education include school vouchers, tax-credits scholarships, individual tax credit, and Education Savings Accounts (ESA), provide financial support to families who wish to access private schooling for their child (Wolf, 2016). There are now 61 private school choice programs in 30 states and the District of Columbia (Forster, 2016). Texas publicly funded school choices are limited to public schools and some charter schools. This paper explores the empirical evidence on school choice to establish an argument for expanding school choice in Texas, particularly the school voucher program. We will examine the empirical evidence involving all five domains 1. Academic outcomes of choice participants, 2. Academic outcomes of public school, 3. Fiscal impact on taxpayers and public schools, 4. Racial segregation in schools and 5. Civic values and practices. And lastly will look at surveys to find public opinions on K-12 school choice programs, especially millennials who are more than any other generations to have children in K-12 school.
Background
School choice programs is a variety of choices in which parents can actively choose where to send their children. It can be divided into public school choice and private school choice as in self-financed private schooling, publicly funded school vouchers, tax-credit scholarships and Education Savings Accounts (ESA). In 1990,
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