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ERIC Number: ED431038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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A Review of Voucher Program Studies, 1998. Cleveland Public Schools.
Lanese, James F.
Since the inception of the Cleveland (Ohio) Scholarship and Tutoring Grant Program in 1996, much attention has focused on the program and its progress. A number of studies have been conducted of the implementation and early outcomes of the initiative. Of particular interest are the following: (1) the Program on Education Policy and Governance Report, a survey of nearly 200 parents; (2) the American Federation of Teachers report, a study of the first year of implementation; (3) the Public Policy Forum report, an interview study of about 270 parents, teachers, and administrators; and (4) reports from Indiana University on various aspects of the program. In general, voucher participants do not seem to have demonstrated achievement gains (as a result of attending private school) greater than their public school counterparts. Parent satisfaction and selection reasons tend to explain each other. Parents of public and private school students also tend to pay more attention to nonachievement factors in what they look for in a school. Overall, the voucher program does not seem to have clear impacts on academic achievement. (Contains 15 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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