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Vouchers and Public School Performance: A Case Study of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program Martin Carnoy

Vouchers and Public School Performance: A Case Study of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program

Martin Carnoy

Published October 15th 2007
ISBN : 9781932066296
Paperback
117 pages
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School choice and vouchers have become an increasingly important part of that educational reform policy debate. The debate is rooted in ideological differences between market proponents, who attach greater importance to individual choice, andMoreSchool choice and vouchers have become an increasingly important part of that educational reform policy debate. The debate is rooted in ideological differences between market proponents, who attach greater importance to individual choice, and supporters of a publicly run educational system, who place greater importance on equity, commonality, and public accountability. In a new book,Vouchers and Public School Performance, authors Martin Carnoy, Frank Adamson, Amita Chudgar, Thomas Luschei, and John Witte ask whether there is evidence that increased competition among schools introduced by a large-scale voucher plan in an urban school district, Milwaukee, resulted in improved student performance in public elementary schools. The study uses data from an extensive choice reform in Milwaukees Public School District, a district with the typical educational problems of an American urban center, but unusual in that it has had a voucher plan targeted at low-income students since 1990--the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.