Opportunity Scholarship Program was small but stakes were huge
Recent Louisiana Scholarship Program test scores look pretty grim. But there are three important caveats to keep in mind.
Rules preventing participating schools from having specific admissions policies and requirements that schools take state standardized tests both reduce the likelihood that private schools say they will participate in voucher programs.
According to recent polls, adults who were born between 1981 and 1996 tend to think favorably about charter schools, vouchers, and other types of education options.
New evidence from America’s longest-running voucher program
The Florida Tax Credit (FTC) scholarship program is the nation’s largest private school choice program. A new study finds that students who enroll in private schools through the FTC program are more likely to go to and graduate from college than their public school peers.
Existing body of research on the impact of school vouchers is both deep and broad.
Evidence from an experimental study
A new suggests that higher-quality private schools are less likely to participate in two of the most highly regulated voucher programs in the country, the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program and the Ohio Educational Choice Scholarship Program.
We do not find any evidence that private school voucher students are either less or more likely to vote in presidential elections than students educated in public schools.
Newspeak plays a central role in the latest Center for American Progress (CAP) broadside against the idea of low-income parents choosing private schools for their children .
At least 10 studies have examined the relative advantage of children that applied to a private-school-choice program relative to the population of eligible students in the same location.
EdStat: 76 Percent of Indiana’s Private Schools Participate in the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program
Roughly 76 percent of Indiana’s private schools take part in the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program, including almost 100 percent of Indiana’s Catholic schools.
Understanding the effect of private school choice on real-world success beyond test scores requires data on outcomes like college enrollment and graduation, and thanks to three recent Urban Institute studies, we know more about this than we did a year ago.
Launched in 2011, the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program is the nation’s largest voucher program, accounting for nearly 20 percent of all voucher students nationwide.
A new study finds that participation in the state’s tax credit scholarship program has not shifted toward schools with weaker track records of improving student outcomes.
How a Colorado School-Board Vote Could Boost Vouchers Nationwide
The just released PDK survey of U. S. adults reveals an upward shift in public support for vouchers of 10 percentage points over the past four years, with 8 of those percentage points gained since 2015
Paul E. Peterson talks with Anna Egalite of N.C. State about her new study looking at why some private schools do and others don’t participate in North Carolina’s means-tested voucher program and also at how families make the decision about whether or not to use a school voucher.
The available evidence suggests that regulations did indeed deter higher-performing private schools from participating in a voucher program.
Four recent rigorous studies—in the District of Columbia, Louisiana, Indiana, and Ohio—used different research designs and reached the same result.
What two new studies find and how they can inform the school choice debate
In the News: What Monday’s SCOTUS Ruling in Trinity Lutheran Preschool Case Could Mean for School Vouchers
The Supreme Court will hand down its final rulings of the term today, including the Trinity Lutheran case.
What Betsy DeVos should say when asked whether schools accepting vouchers can refuse to admit LGBTQ students.
And will private schools be required to follow civil rights laws if they accept vouchers?