Deal or No Deal? The Effects of Deregulation on Public School Leaders’ Support for Private School Choice in California

38 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2019

See all articles by Corey DeAngelis

Corey DeAngelis

Reason Foundation; Cato Institute

Lindsey Burke

The Heritage Foundation

Date Written: June 6, 2019

Abstract

Public school leaders might be more likely to support private school voucher programs if they are enacted alongside public school deregulations. We use a survey experiment to examine the effects of public school deregulations on actual public school leaders’ support for a hypothetical private school voucher program in California. We do not find evidence to suggest that public school deregulations affect public school leaders’ support for private school vouchers overall. However, we unexpectedly find that deregulations related to teacher certification and administration of standardized tests further decrease support for private school choice for leaders of large public schools. This unexpected result may be explained by expected adjustment costs or regulatory capture.

Keywords: private school, school choice, school vouchers, schooling supply, regulations

JEL Classification: I28, I20

Suggested Citation

DeAngelis, Corey and Burke, Lindsey, Deal or No Deal? The Effects of Deregulation on Public School Leaders’ Support for Private School Choice in California (June 6, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3400410 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3400410

Corey DeAngelis (Contact Author)

Reason Foundation ( email )

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Cato Institute ( email )

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Lindsey Burke

The Heritage Foundation ( email )

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Washington, DC 20002-4999
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