RAND Research Brief: What Do We Know About Vouchers and Charter Schools?
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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Two prominent reforms proposed to improve education are the use of vouchers publicly funded scholarships that students may use for private-school tuition- and the creation of charter schools-schools of choice that are funded by public money but operate autonomously, outside the traditional system of public-school governance. Vouchers and charter schools both represent the leading edge of the movement to promote parental choice in education, and they present similar challenges for the traditional system of government-operated schools. Supporters of these proposals have great hopes that the proposals will provide significant benefits for the education of the nations children, and opponents have large fears about what the proposals will do.
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