Microschools Receive More Voucher Funding

Jun 18, 2024, 9:56 AM

(from the New York Times) The National Microschooling Center, an advocacy group that surveys program founders, estimates there are 95,000 microschools and home-schooling pods nationwide, serving over 1 million students. Students and parents are often searching for a better fit than public schools. During the 2023-2024 academic year, a third of the schools received public funding through voucher-like programs, up from just 18% one year ago. That number is expected to grow as now 11 states, three new this year, provide near-universal access to education savings accounts, a type of voucher that can be used for home-schooling costs. 

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