ON-Lion Letter
A total of 245,854 students are enrolled in publicly funded private school-choice programs across the United States, according to the School Choice Yearbook 2012-13 -- the annual publication offering the most-comprehensive data on the country's 32 private school-choice programs -- released in February by the Alliance for School Choice (ASC) in Washington, D.C.

This total enrollment is an increase of more than 35,000 students from a year ago, according to the ASC yearbook.  It represents the largest single-year increase in private school-choice program enrollment in American history.

Five new programs were enacted last year, the yearbook says, and a remarkable bipartisan expansion of the New Orleans voucher program has now made the scholarship program available to children all across Louisiana.

Florida is home to the most students benefiting from private school choice, with more than 76,000 students participants in the state's two existing programs.  Two states -- Ohio and Arizona -- have four school choice programs each.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
in Milwaukee supports ASC.
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