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ERIC Number: ED508482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 48
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Monopoly vs. Markets: The Empirical Evidence on Private Schools & School Choice. School Choice Issues in Depth
Forster, Greg
Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation
This study presents new findings comparing public and private high schools using top-quality data from the Education Longitudinal Study (ELS), a long-term research project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The ELS project tracks individual data on thousands of students, allowing researchers to conduct much better analyses than are possible with school-level data. This study also reviews the large body of previous empirical research on private schools and school choice programs. The ELS data show that students in private schools made better academic gains than students in public schools, even after controlling for race, income, parental education and family composition. (Contains 10 tables and 28 endnotes.)
Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation. Available from: Foundation for Educational Choice. One American Square Suite 2420, Indianapolis, IN 46282. Tel: 317-681-0745; Fax: 317-681-0945; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation