Though people can have many reasons for supporting school choice, it’s commonly supported by free-market institutes. Why is that? The answer may be obvious, but then again, maybe not, so here’s an answer: An advocate of maximizing the role of markets in public policy should support such a policy because it maximizes the role of individual choice in the distribution of goods and services in education. It also recognizes the role of the parent. As a bonus, it promotes equality of opportunity and improves educational outcomes.

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