“It’s been a sizable year for school choice in the United States. As of now, nine states have passed legislation to expand school choice programs or create programs from scratch. Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Dakota, West Virginia, Iowa, and Oklahoma have welcomed school choice with open arms following a year of parents screaming for schools to open, complaints about curriculums, and students getting left behind. 

The movement for school choice has more support than ever with 71% of voters supporting programs for school choice. And who can blame them? Students have faced instability in the classroom (or virtual classroom) for over a year. Meanwhile, there has been a clear correlationbetween the size and power of teachers unions and the unwillingness of schools to open, leading us to question the motives behind schools remaining closed.

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