A new report from the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice urges entrepreneurs to consider opening private schools in states with parental choice programs.

The report by Andrew Catt, The School Starter Checklist: Meeting the Private Education Regulations in States with School Choice, provides an extensive list of important issues to consider, from regulations, to testing, to teacher certification. As Catt explains many people in the education world have great ideas, but making those ideas a reality can be a challenge. He notes that:

Entrepreneurs looking to start a private school might behoove themselves by focusing on states with private school choice programs. This checklist assists by examining the regulations affecting private schools in states with such programs.

Parents choose private schools for a variety of reasons, chief among them a better education and learning environments, more individualized attention, and instruction that supports their beliefs and values. As American public education becomes more homogenized—particularly under Common Core national standards and endless standardized testing—parents want more, not fewer, choices for their children.

Private schools are critical for meeting the need of customized, high-quality education. Ensuring there are enough private school s to keep up with demand is a pressing policy concern—and the Friedman Foundation’s new report is an important resource to make founding private schools much more comprehensible.