Jeb Bush is pushing privatization in New Hampshire. In this latest move, all parents would receive a voucher to attend a school of choice–private or public. Bush argues that competition from vouchers make public schools better. He cites research in Florida conducted by David Figlio. Figlio himself says that the number of students he studied was small, and it makes sense that public schools were able to make modest gains because they had not lost that much revenue.
(In the long run, public schools had lost some low achieving students to private, small and mostly religious schools in early grades, half of whom in middle school, returned.)