15 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2008
Date Written: September 15, 2008
The authors review the existing literature on the impact of school vouchers on student achievement. They conclude that expectations about the ability of vouchers to drastically improve student achievement, at least as measured by test scores, should be tempered by the results of the studies to date. Also, there is very little evidence about the potential for public schools to respond to increased competitive pressure generated by vouchers.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Barrow, Lisa and Rouse, Cecilia E., School Vouchers: Recent Findings and Unanswered Questions (September 15, 2008). Economic Perspectives, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1268316