All children deserve a chance at a great education, no matter where they live. At its heart, educational choice is simply the idea that all parents, regardless of means, should enjoy the freedom to choose where and how their children are educated. As the nation’s legislative advisors, IJ’s attorneys regularly help legislators and policymakers ensure that educational choice initiatives will pass constitutional muster. And as the nation’s preeminent courtroom defender of educational choice programs, the Institute for Justice intervenes in legal challenges to such programs on behalf of parents nationwide to protect and defend their right to direct the education and upbringing of their children.

Educational Choice Cases

West Virginia School Choice

West Virginia parents intervene to defend one of the nation's best school choice programs to help obtain the education that will best meet the needs of their children.

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Educational Choice Research

Educational Choice

12 Myths and Realities About Private Educational Choice Programs

Educational choice programs—defined broadly as programs that provide parents with financial aid to help their children opt out of the traditional public school system—are a hallmark of meaningful educational reform. Yet despite widespread news coverage…

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