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Filename Voucher-Policy-Brief.pdf
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Date added September 9, 2015
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Category Charter Schools, Education, Interdistrict Choice & Metco, Policy Briefs, School Choice
In “Proving the Viability of a School Choice Voucher,” author Scott Haller surveyed 107 religiously affiliated private schools across Massachusetts including Catholic, Jewish, Adventist, Baptist, Islamic and Episcopal schools. The report found that an annual voucher of between $6,000 and $8,000 would be sufficient to provide low-income students access to an education in the majority of religiously affiliated Massachusetts K-12 schools. The affiliations of surveyed schools were similarly proportioned to the statewide composition of religiously affiliated schools.  The survey was designed to test the effectiveness of recommendations from a recent Pioneer study in which Drs. Ken Ardon and Cara Candal proposed a voucher program for 10,000 low-income Massachusetts children.