Privilege and Access: Latinx Families Navigating the United States Tax Credit Scholarship for School Choice

Authors

  • Jacob T Horne
  • Regina L. Suriel Valdosta.edu
  • James Martinez Valdosta State University
  • Sean M. Lennon Valdosta State University

Keywords:

Latinx, School Choice, School Vouchers, LatCrit, Privilege, Georgia Catholic Schools

Abstract

In the United States, providing school choice as a means of competition in K-12 education is a neoliberal goal that has gained momentum over the latter half of the twentieth century. As more states begin to experiment with school choice, families' experiences must be shared, particularly that of Latinx, whose testimonios have largely been unheard. This study explored the experiences of Latinx parents in Georgia as they moved their child(ren) from their districted public school to the private Catholic school of their choice by use of a Tax Credit Scholarship program. To better understand the system of privilege and access, Latinx critical race theory (LatCrit) was employed as a theoretical framework. The findings of this study presented through critical narrative analysis demonstrate that Latinx families continue to face multiple barriers to their educational existence, and specifically as they navigate the Tax Credit Scholarship within the school choice marketplace.  

Published

2024-05-09

How to Cite

Horne, J. T., Suriel, R. L., Martinez, J., & Lennon, S. M. (2024). Privilege and Access: Latinx Families Navigating the United States Tax Credit Scholarship for School Choice. Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, 13(1), 22–47. Retrieved from https://wpcjournal.com/article/view/23621