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Filename Modeling-Urban-Scholarship-WP.pdf
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Date added July 30, 2015
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Category Education, Interdistrict Choice & Metco, School Choice, White Papers
Date: July 30, 2015 by Ken Ardon and Cara Stillings Candal Preface by Patrick J. Wolf Vouchers have the potential to do many things - improve family satisfaction, reduce racial isolation, and strengthen educational outcomes for both the recipients and the children remaining in public schools - all at little or no net cost to taxpayers. The program described in this paper could provide 10,000 students from low-income families with the choices that other families already possess. Considering the existing barriers to private school choice in the Commonwealth, this paper models what such a program might look like in Massachusetts. It does so after providing context for the types of choice programs that currently exist across the country and in the Commonwealth; after considering the extent of the demand for increased school choice that currently exists; as well as the potential impact on academic outcomes that an enhanced system of school choice might have.