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2008-08-20 15:01:02

A study of the new Ohio Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) program's effect on public schools has found academic gains among students in designated public schools. This suggests that, far from harming students in public schools, scholarship programs like EdChoice can actually spur improvements in student learning for those students who remain in the low-performing public schools. The study, commissioned by the Indianapolis-based Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, is...

2008-07-29 03:01:13

By Anonymous SOCIETY THE SOURCE: "School Choice Isn't Enough" by Sol Stern, in City Journal, Winter 2008, and "Is School Choice Enough?" responses, www.cityjournal.org, Jan. 24, 2008. THE INITIAL GAINS FROM THE school choice movement have fizzled, concludes Sol Stern, author of Breaking Free: Public School Lessons and the Imperative of School Choice (2003). While efforts to give parents vouchers for private schools and establish charter schools have liberated thousands of children from...

2008-07-08 03:00:10

By Wolf, Patrick J I. INTRODUCTION A number of important policy questions surround school voucher initiatives. Before a new voucher program is enacted, policymakers usually want to know answers to questions such as: (1) Do voucher programs primarily serve disadvantaged students?; (2) Do parents like voucher programs?; and (3) Do students benefit academically from vouchers? The answers to these questions provide policymakers and the general public with crucial information regarding what...


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