Does school choice led to the destruction of the public schools? That’s a claim Matt Ladner asks in a recent blog post on Jay P. Greene’s Blog. Arizona’s vast array of school choice programs offers the perfect lab to see how school choice impacts public school enrollment over time.
The graph above shows how school choice has impacted those numbers.
The Destruction of the public schools? Hardly. Arizona public schools continue to grow. In fact public school growth in Arizona exceeds the actual combined growth of school choice programs. Keep these facts in mind the next time someone says expanding school choice in North Carolina will hurt the public schools.