There are more than 3,000 private schools in Pennsylvania with incredible diversity in education philosophy, religious affiliation, size, location, and cost. Private schools offer exactly the type of education that many Pennsylvanians want—and are willing to pay for. Paying for private school can be tough, so the state has tax credit scholarship programs like EITC and OSTC that help make private education accessible to all interested families, regardless of income level.
There are approximately 3,000 accredited private or nonpublic schools in Pennsylvania. Licensed private schools are regulated by the State Board of Private Academic Schools and must abide by many of the same requirements facing public schools. Parochial schools—those sponsored by a religious institution—are not required to be licensed.
In 1950, just nine percent of American households had a television. And in 1980, less than three percent of households owned a computer. Without doubt—times have changed. Practically everyone owns at least one television, and more than 90 percent of homes have a computer. Even more astounding, a…