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ERIC Number: ED518596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Fiscal Impact of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program: 2010-2011 Update and Policy Options. SCDP Milwaukee Evaluation. Report # 22
Costrell, Robert M.
School Choice Demonstration Project
This report analyzes the net fiscal impact of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP). The net fiscal benefits of the MPCP have continued to grow. The estimated increase was particularly sharp in FY10, from $37.2 million to $46.7 million. This increase was primarily due to the cut in the voucher amount, while MPS' per pupil revenues continued to grow from $9,462 to $9,727, and secondarily due to MPCP enrollment growth. The net fiscal benefits continue to be unevenly distributed, with an adverse impact on Milwaukee property taxpayers, although mitigated somewhat by recent legislative efforts. If, in addition, the funding mechanism were revamped in a way to eliminate the "funding flaw," all groups of taxpayers could benefit, to varying degrees, from the program. (Contains 6 tables, 5 figures and 19 footnotes.)
School Choice Demonstration Project. Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas, 201 Graduate Education Building, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Tel: 479-575-3172; Fax: 479-575-3196; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Arkansas, School Choice Demonstration Project (SCDP)
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin