School Choice in the United States: A Comprehensive Overview


This paper comprehensively examines the multifaceted concept of school choice within the United States educational landscape. Through an exploration of various educational options both in person and at home, this study seeks to explain the factors that influence parent decisions. The paper dives into the historical roots, legal frameworks, benefits, drawbacks, and controversial aspects surrounding school choice. Attention is also given to the impact of school choice on inclusivity, and special needs education. Moreover, this study addresses the societal implications of school choice policies and examines programs that allow school choice to be used regardless of societal confines. By providing a holistic perspective, this paper contributes to a deeper understanding of the complexities and potential transformations within the American educational system.

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2023

Senior Project Advisor

Dr. Scott Douglas

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Educational Studies

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