School Choice Resource Center
Organizations and Websites
The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, a non-profit organization established in 1996, was founded upon the ideals and theories of Nobel Laureate economist Milton Friedman and economist Rose D. Friedman.
The Alliance for School Choice is the nation’s largest organization promoting school vouchers and scholarship tax credit programs.
The Parents in Charge Foundation is a non-profit research organization dedicated to the study of choice in education. Founded in March 2001 by Howard Rich, Eric O’Keefe and Bill Wilson, the Foundation studies the impact of various choice plans on the quality and delivery of education, and the political implications of such plans. The Foundation gathers and publicizes data about parental views of public and independent schools, the performance of public and independent schools, and the impact of reforms implemented in various states and counties.
The Heritage Foundation provides these useful resources on school choice:
- Parental Choice
- Choices in Education, a look at the state of school choice in each of the states. Kansas, unfortunately, offers little to parents or students in the form of school choice.
The Kansas Policy Institute provides an independent voice for sound policy solutions that will enhance the well-being of all Kansans. Education policy is one of this institute’s primary interests.
The Cato Institute is a leading institution that advances the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets and peace.
- School Choice is a collection of material on school choice.
The Heartland Institute’s mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems.
- Heartland’s education page
- School Reform News, The Heartland Institute’s monthly outreach publication for the national movement for greater competition and choice in K-12 schooling.
- Education publications
- Links to other sites with material about school choice.
Alliance for the Separation of School and State has a two-fold mission: Help parents and others understand the true nature and the dangers of compulsory state schooling, and show parents and others how they can take back their freedom and ensure a bright future for their children and our country.
The Black Alliance for Educational Options exists to Educate and inform the general public about parental choice initiatives on the local and national level, educate Black families about the numerous educational options available, create, promote and support efforts to empower Black parents to exercise choice in determining how their children are educated, and educate and inform the general public about efforts to reduce or limit educational options available to parents.
- Lies and Distortions: The Campaign Against School Vouchers
- The Color of Success: Black Student Achievement in Public Charter Schools
A Summary of Results from School Choice Research By Jay P. Greene