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.

Photo of David FiglioA Professor of Education and Social Policy and of Economics at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, David Figlio, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Figlio’s latest research, which explores how Florida’s private school choice program affected students in public schools.

Figlio’s paper, “Effects of Scaling Up Private School Choice Programs on Public School Students,” co-written with Cassandra Hart and Krzysztof Karbownik, is available now.

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