A new peer-reviewed study released by the journal School Effectiveness and School Improvement indicates that an increased ability to choose the educational settings that is the best fit for a child has a positive effect on the mental health of the child as they reach adolescence and into adulthood.
The study examined suicide rates of adolescents and adults in states where private voucher and charter school laws had been enacted. Controlling for other factors, the study found that “[s]tates adopting charter school laws witness declines in adolescent suicides…” and “…private schooling reduces the likelihood that individuals report having mental health issues as adults.”
At AAA, we hear from families every day that receiving a scholarship positively affects them – in more ways that just changing where their child attends school. We have always known anecdotally that these scholarships save lives but now we have empirical proof! Please help us save more lives by telling a friend or family member about our scholarships.
You can find a link to the full study (and many others) here.