February 18, 2021

The Invisible Choice

By Bellwether

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We talk a lot about school choice around here, various ways parents can choose schools from public school choice, public charters to vouchers, home schooling, and tax credits. Tradeoffs with all of those various policies and a hot set of politics around them.

But the most common way, and really the quietist, that parents choose schools is by choosing where they live. It’s not, however, an opportunity that everyone has. Here’s a new report on some of the structural issues there around that home ownership. Related, see this analysis from Urban.

The school choice landscape and school choice politics look different depending on your initial assumptions about who is choosing now.

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