Partnership for Educational Choice

Protecting Parents’ Rights to Choose Their Children’s Education.

A strategic alliance empowering families’ rights to educational choice.

The Partnership for Educational Choice is a joint project of the Institute for Justice and EdChoice to advocate and defend educational choice nationwide.

Our Cases

The Partnership for Educational Choice actively engages in strategic litigation to defend educational choice programs and the desperately needed opportunity they provide. The litigation engaged in by this alliance seeks to defend the rights of parents to choose the best educational options for their children.

  • Utah Educational Savings Account Program

    April 6, 2024

    Utah Defending the Utah Educational Savings Program People have long come to expect a choice when it comes to their shopping. After all, not everyone…

    Read more

  • Alaska School Choice

    Anchorage, Alaska
    January 26, 2023

    Alaska has a unique correspondence program designed to meet the educational needs of students in this sparsely populated state. A group of parents is teaming…

    Read more

  • New Hampshire School Choice

    New Hampshire
    December 8, 2022

    Represented by the Partnership for Educational Choice, New Hampshire parents are defending the state’s Education Freedom Account (EFA) program from legal challenge.

    Read more

  • Ohio School Choice

    Columbus, Ohio
    January 4, 2022

    Two of Ohio’s most popular educational choice programs are under attack. The Partnership for Educational Choice is defending the programs, which tens of thousands of…

    Read more

  • Tennessee School Choice

    Memphis, TN
    February 7, 2020

    In 2019, Tennessee enacted an Education Savings Account that helped thousands of low-and-middle-income students receive a quality education. A year later, the mayor of Nashville…

    Read more

At its heart, educational choice is simply the idea that all parents, regardless of means, should enjoy the freedom to choose where and how their children are educated.

School Choice FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About School Choice

School choice is the ability of parents to choose the school their child attends. This can include public schools, private schools, charter schools, and homeschooling.

School choice is important because it gives parents the power to choose the best education for their child. It also allows schools to compete for students, which can lead to higher quality education.

There are many different types of school choice, including:

  • Public school choice: This allows parents to choose their child’s public school, regardless of where they live.
  • Private school choice: This allows parents to choose a private school for their child.
  • Charter school choice: This allows parents to choose a charter school for their child. Charter schools are public schools that operate independently of the traditional school district.
  • Homeschooling: This allows parents to teach their children at home.

School choice can benefit students, parents, schools, and communities in a number of ways.

For students, school choice can lead to:

  • Higher academic achievement
  • Increased graduation rates
  • Greater access to high-quality schools
  • A better match between the student’s needs and the school’s offerings

For parents, school choice can lead to:

  • More control over their child’s education
  • The ability to choose a school that aligns with their values
  • Greater satisfaction with their child’s education

For schools, school choice can lead to:

  • Increased competition and innovation
  • Improved academic performance
  • Greater accountability

For communities, school choice can lead to:

  • A more diverse range of educational options
  • Increased parental involvement in education
  • A stronger educational system overall

One of the biggest challenges of school choice is ensuring that all students have access to high-quality schools. This can be difficult in areas with a high concentration of low-income families or minority students.

Another challenge of school choice is ensuring that schools are accountable for their performance. This can be difficult to do when schools are not subject to the same oversight as traditional public schools.

There are a number of ways to improve school choice, including:

  • Expanding access to high-quality schools for all students
  • Increasing school accountability
  • Providing more support for parents to choose the best school for their child

The most common arguments against school choice are that it:

  • Leads to segregation
  • Undermines public schools
  • Is unfair to students who cannot afford to choose a school

Proponents of school choice argue that:

  • School choice does not lead to segregation
  • School choice strengthens public schools by forcing them to compete
  • School choice is fair because it gives all parents the same opportunity to choose the best school for their child