Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Data Snapshot: Washington, D.C.

With the release of the Alliance for School Choice's School Choice Yearbook 2011-12 (available for download here), we'll spend the next few days on School Choice Now! highlighting some of the new data and research it contains.

Perhaps in the most significant 2011 school choice victory, the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program was strengthened and restored thanks to the bipartisan leadership of Speaker John Boehner and Senator Joe Lieberman.  In fact, the program grew by more than 60 percent thanks to reauthorization.

2011 Results
  • Number of School Choice Programs: 1
  • Total Number of Students: 1,615
  • Total Number of Participating Schools: 53
  • Total Expenditures: $13,697,550
D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program

2011-12 School Year Data Update
  • Scholarships Awarded: 1,615
  • Schools Participating: 53
  • 2011 Expenditures: $13,697,550
    Growth in Student Participation

2012 Outlook
While the program has been authorized for $20 million over five years, the program needs to get appropriated for each year.

- American Federation for Children | Alliance for School Choice, MSG

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