DC School Choice Saves Money?
“I’m pleased that an agreement has been reached to expand the program,
consistent with the law already on the books,” Boehner said, praising the
scholarships as “both effective and cost-effective.”
How cost-effective? The price of a D.C. Opportunity Scholarship is $8,000
per year. The cost of educating the same child in the D.C. public school system
is $18,000 per year.
Here’s a Heritage Foundation graph showing how much the D.C. school
voucher program costs federal taxpayers:
So, not only are kids receiving D.C. school vouchers getting the education
their parents want; they’re doing it for less than half of what it would cost if the vouchers