by Terry Gillam
This report is a summary of private school choice program regulations by state. The data were drawn from the U.S. Department of Education State Regulation of Private Schools report. There is also an interactive map on the DOE site. The checklist of descriptors range from how schools are licensed, funded, and managed to teacher certification and professional development. The checklist was published by the Friedman Foundation, a strong advocate for school choice. It is a comprehensive source for data needed to analyze private school voucher program characteristics.