Giving Compass' Take:

• It's National School Choice Week and Lindsey Burke at The Heritage Foundation talks about the progress in America regarding educational choice. She discusses innovative options, federal funding and how to continue breaking school choice records in 2019. 

• While school choice has only continued to grow and impact, there are still opportunities for donors to fill in the gaps. 

• To find out more about education choice, its process and progress, click here.  

It’s amazing how far school choice has come since the first National School Choice Week was held in 2011. That year, 18 states and Washington, D.C., offered 31 school choice programs (vouchers, tax credits, and education savings accounts) enabling some 212,000 students to attend a private school of choice.

Today, 65 private school choice options are operating in 29 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. More than 482,000 students across the country are exercising private school choice—more than double the number of programs and students since National School Choice Week first launched in 2011.

It’s why this week, we’re celebrating the ninth annual School Choice Week to keep the progress going.

Read the full article about the progress of school choice by Lindsey Burke at The Heritage Foundation