A Think Twice Review of:
School Choice by the Numbers: The Fiscal Effect of School Choice Programs
Think Twice - May 24, 2007
Publisher/Think Tank - Milton and Rose Friedman Foundation
This report concludes that school choice programs which subsidize private school attendance with public funds have saved taxpayers nearly half a billion dollars cumulatively over a 15 year period.
Reviewer(s) - Bruce Baker, University of Kansas
In his review, Baker points out that the conclusions drawn from the report’s analysis are misleading and oversimplified. In addition, even if accurate, the amount of the savings is insignificant as it represents less than 1/100th of one percent of annual public school spending – about 60 cents per child per year.