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Impact on Public Schools

Academic Achievement

Four studies using unique models have found that students in the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) experience academic achievement gains because of Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) competition. Most recently, Jay Greene and Ryan Marsh, researchers with the School Choice Demonstration Project at the University of Arkansas, found that public school test scores have increased as students have had access to more options through the MPCP.

Those studies are listed below:

Rajashri Chakrabarti “Can Increasing Private School Participation and Monetary Loss in a Voucher Program Affect Public School Performance? Evidence from Milwaukee,” The Federal Reserve Bank of New York. September, 2007.

Martin Carnoy, Frank Adamson, Amita Chudgar, Thomas F. Luschei, and John F. Witte, Vouchers and Public School Performance: A Case Study of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, Economic Policy Institute, 2007. 

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