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The Ultimate in School Choice or School As a Commodity?

Starting next school year, any parent in Nevada can pull a child from the state’s public schools and take tax dollars with them, giving families the option to use public money to pay for private or parochial school or even for home schooling. The new law, which the state’s Republican-controlled legislature passed with help from the education foundation created by former Florida governor Jeb Bush ®, is a breakthrough for conservatives, who call it the ultimate in school choice. And they are working to spread it nationwide: Lawmakers in Georgia, Iowa and Rhode Island considered similar legislation this year.