Cato Education Market Index

The Cato Institute has published the Cato Education Market Index, which measures freedom in schools systems around the country.

Where does Georgia rank?

Georgia places just above the national average with a score of 16. Though it has a few charter schools and a modest private education sector, Georgia is dominated by a typically unfree and uncompetitive conventional public school system.

Unlike many states with charter school programs, Georgia cannot expect to see a substantial rise in the freedom of its educational marketplace under current policy because it imposes a cap on the number of charters that can be created. Even without such a cap, however, the upside potential of charter schools is limited due to their many non-market characteristics.

In other words, we can expect more of this.