Study finds School Choice Saves Money for Public Education

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

An interesting study, indeed:

The study, a working paper published by the University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform, specifically looks at the Louisiana Scholarship Program. The program gives tuition scholarships with an average value of $5,850 per school year to approximately 7,000 students who attend private schools. Only students assigned to a failing public school with a family income below 250 percent of the poverty line are eligible.

Because of a budget deficit, the program is one of many programs Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, sought to cut in the 2016 legislative session. The program’s budget was eventually cut by $6 million.