Truth is incontrovertible.
Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it,
malice may distort it, but there it is. - Churchill
The motivation behind this project was that poorly grounded fiscal impact assessments (fiscal notes) were affecting the for-against vote count on state legislation proposing tuition vouchers, tuition tax credits, and education savings accounts, the primary policy vehicles for improving access to private school alternatives to assigned, traditional public schools.
The work that produced the online calculator for state fiscal impacts for private school choice legislation was funded equally by the American Federation for Children and the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. They had no role in the specification of the data to be processed or in the formulation of the equations used to process fiscal impact estimates from the user-supplied data.
1. Click here for a technical paper describing the rationale underlying the equations and their sequence.2. Merrifield and Ford