Private School Vouchers and Student Achievement: An Evaluation of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program

C. E. Rouse
1998 Quarterly Journal of Economics  
Established as a land grant university, its mandate was threefold: to teach students, conduct research, and perform service and outreach. The College of Education and Health Professions established the Department of Education Reform in 2005. The department's mission is to advance education and economic development by focusing on the improvement of academic achievement in elementary and secondary schools. It conducts research and demonstration projects in five primary areas of reform: teacher
more » ... reform: teacher quality, leadership, policy, accountability, and school choice. The School Choice Demonstration Project (SCDP), based within the Department of Education Reform, is an education research center devoted to the non-partisan study of the effects of school choice policy and is staffed by leading school choice researchers and scholars. Led by Dr. Patrick J. Wolf, Professor of Education Reform and Endowed 21st Century Chair in School Choice, SCDP's national team of researchers, institutional research partners and staff are devoted to the rigorous evaluation of school choice programs and other school improvement efforts across the country. The SCDP is committed to raising and advancing the public's understanding of the strengths and limitations of school choice policies and programs by conducting comprehensive research on what happens to students, families, schools and communities when more parents are allowed to choose their child's school.
doi:10.1162/003355398555685 fatcat:5z6jyiqtjjfvrgjyeyiptuekwu