"He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?"
We hadn't thought about this aspect before but...duh; from TPPF:
Read the full report here.TPPF Releases Paper on Education Savings Accounts and Crime Prevention in Texas
AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released a paper by Dr. Patrick J. Wolf, a distinguished professor of education policy and a 21st Century Endowed Chair in school choice at the University of Arkansas, and Corey DeAngelis, in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The paper, Whether to Approve an Education Savings Account Program in Texas: Preventing Crime Does Pay, examines the relation between education savings accounts and crime reduction.
"Research indicates that more school choice means less crime,” said Wolf. “Texas has a golden opportunity to reduce criminal behavior by establishing a statewide Education Savings Account (ESA) program."
"The proposed ESA policy is unique in that the benefits are twofold,” said DeAngelis. “An Education Savings Account benefits the individuals receiving access to an enhanced educational experience and a better life, but the policy also creates a safer society for the rest of us."