ERIC Number: EJ1164045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Educational Attainment Effects of Public and Private School Choice
Foreman, Leesa M.
Journal of School Choice, v11 n4 p642-654 2017
The two fastest growing school choice options are charter schools and private school choice programs, which include vouchers, tax credit scholarships, and education savings accounts. Most research assessing the effects of these programs focuses on student achievement. I review the literature to determine the impact public and private school choice programs have on high school completion, college enrollment, and college persistence which, ultimately, may be different and of greater consequence than test scores. Of the limited research available, it appears that both type of school choice programs have a positive effect on educational attainment overall, however, more research is needed.
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Choice, Educational Attainment, Educational Vouchers, Charter Schools, Scholarships, Tax Credits, Money Management, High School Graduates, Academic Persistence, Enrollment, College Students, Income, Outcomes of Education, Behavior, Health
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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