Vouchers and Tax Credits

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The Education Exchange: More Private School Competition Boosts Public School Student Test Scores, a New Study Finds

"If anything, the public schools seem to be benefiting a bit," Northwestern University's David Figlio finds in research on Florida as tax-credit scholarship scaled up.
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The Education Exchange: Amid the Pandemic, Private School Students Are Actually Going to School

"Private schools obviously are relying on parents to pay the fees, and therefore have a greater incentive to get their kids back into school and do it safely. Charters and traditional publics don't have that same incentive."

The Education Exchange: New Research Links Milwaukee School Vouchers and Reduction in Criminal Activity

"We found about a 53% reduction in drug convictions, an 86% reduction in property damage convictions....It looks like school choice is associated with reductions in crime."

The Education Exchange: More Evidence of Higher College Attainment from Milwaukee’s Voucher Program

A professor of education policy at the University of Arkansas, Patrick Wolf, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Wolf's latest findings from Milwaukee's Parental Choice Program. Wolf's research explores whether voucher students are more likely to attain higher levels of education than their peers outside of the program.

EdNext Podcast: The Lessons of the Louisiana Scholarship Program

Patrick J. Wolf, professor at the University of Arkansas, joins EdNext Editor-in-Chief Marty West to discuss the effects of the Louisiana Scholarship Program, the statewide school-voucher initiative, including its impact on student test scores and which schools participated in the program.

The Education Exchange: Florida Tax Credit Scholarships Boost College Enrollment

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.

The Education Exchange: Choosing Vouchers in North Carolina

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.

EdNext Podcast: How Does Parental Satisfaction Vary Across School Sectors?

Two new studies compare the views of charter school parents to the views of private school and district school parents.

EdNext Podcast: Should Massachusetts Allow More Charter Schools?

In November, voters will have a chance to weigh in directly on the state's charter school policy. Should they vote to allow more charter schools? Which direction does the evidence point?

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