Education: A Way Out
For some students, education is a “way out,” but in places with few educational options, the way out is often a public school that does not meet the needs of its students.
Eighteen states and Washington, D.C., have taken steps to ensure students have more choice in education. New Orleans parents Gerald and Shermane Prosper were able to take advantage of the Louisiana Scholarship program, which allows their son to attend a private school. The voucher program, enacted in 2008, serves low-income students in low-performing schools and provides educational access to more than one-third of students in the state. Show-Me Institute Fellow James Shuls has shown how this type of scholarship program could potentially save Missourians millions of taxpayer dollars.
Watch the video to learn how the Prosper family views education as a pathway to success.