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School Choice in the 50 States

School choice options vary from state to state, with some providing several options to families, while others are more restrictive.  Some states, for example, do not have legislation that allows cyber schools or tax credits. This map from the Foundation for Educational Choice gives a state-by-state look at school choice options in all the 50 states.

Connecticut has public charter and magnet schools as well as homeschooling options for families. Lotteries also place students from urban schools in suburban schools and vice versa. However, private school choice and public virtual schooling is not permitted in Connecticut.

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