A Comparison of School Choice in Texas

Policy Backgrounders | Education

No. 170
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
by Lloyd Bentsen IV and Gabriel Odom

Texas boasts more than 500 charter schools, with a total of 180,000 students, and 286 magnet schools/programs with more than 250,000 students. While some larger districts offer a variety of options, smaller districts also offer a limited number of regular public schools, magnet schools or charter schools. Increased school choice benefits everyone and increases school efficiency and teacher pay through competition.


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