Funding Education Opportunity: School choice in rural America, 2023 education legislation, and more

In Politics by Michael Rae

With state legislatures now in session across the country, policymakers in states like Oklahoma and Texas are considering school choice proposals, Iowa is celebrating passing universal education savings accounts, and states like Arkansas and Missouri may take up the issue of open enrollment. New research on these key education issues can help policymakers and stakeholders.

For example, with rural lawmakers and school districts often opposed to school choice, a new report suggests that students residing in rural areas may have much to gain from school choice policies. A report by Heritage Foundation’s Jason Bedrick and Matthew Ladner finds most children living