(Guest post by Greg Forster)
Catching up with a travel backlog: my Friedman Foundation colleague Paul DiPerna hit the HuffPost yesterday to let you know how the new voucher program is doing in Indiana:
In just a month’s time, some 2,200 students have already applied for scholarships to transfer to private schools for the 2011-2012 school year. Most of these kids have tried the public schools for at least one year, but they are now looking for a school that is better tailored to meet their needs.
I believe that’s easily the fastest takeup rate in the first year of a school choice program.