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The Data Behind School Choice

School choice works and here's the data to prove it!

At a Glance

School Choice raises outcomes, reduces segregation, improves civics, and saves taxpayer dollars

(Sources: EdChoice, American Federation for Children)

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Studies on school choice participants outcomes found academic improvement

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Studies found school choice raised outcomes for public school students

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Studies found that school choice resulted in less segregated schools

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Studies found that school choice saves money

School Choice is Spreading!

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10 states and counting have passed universal school choice programs since 2021
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Education choice programs are helping families and students in 32 states across America.

Oregonians Support School Choice!

69%

Voters support school choice

77%

Parents support school choive

Data from Other States

Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP)

 

  • Higher Graduation Rates: MPCP students had higher on-time graduation rates—76%—than students in Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS)—69%. MPCP students are more likely to enroll as well as persist in a 4-year college than MPS peers.
  • Increased Academic Achievement: MPCP students have higher achievement growth in reading and similar growth in math over four years.
  • Reduced Crime: MPCP students had decreased rates of subsequent criminal activity, especially among males.

 

Washington, D.C., Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP)

 
  • Higher Graduation Rates: OSP students graduated at a rate of 91%, a 21-point increase from those who didn’t receive scholarships. OSP graduation rate is more than 30% higher than D.C. Public Schools. |
  • Increased Academic Achievement: OSP boosted reading scores by 3.7 months of learning over 3 years.

 

Florida Corporate Tax Credit Scholarship Program

 
  • Increased Academic Achievement: Annual evaluations show scholarship recipients—mostly low income, minority students—perform just as well or better than students of all incomes and races nationally.
  • Improved Public School Performance: Standardized test scores improved in public schools most likely to lose students to private schools.

 

New York City School Choice Scholarships Foundation Program

 
  • Higher College Enrollment Rates: African American students who participated in the New York City program were 6% more likely to enroll in college and were 5% more likely to obtain a college degree. Additionally, the study found a 5% increase in college enrollment and a 3% increase for B.A. attainment for children of mothers born in the United States.

 

Recommended Reading:

 
  • https://www.heritage.org/education/commentary/the-data-prove-education-choice-winner-students-and-taxpayers
  • https://www.edchoice.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/A-Win-Win-Solution-The-Empirical-Evidence-on-School-Choice.pdf
  • https://edchoice.morningconsultintelligence.com/oregon/
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