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Is School Choice a Good Investment?

chipsmydog Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 2:40 PM
Stop penalizing families with taxes and tuition that choose to send their kids to private schools. Stop the entrenched cronyism that has hijacked the secular humanistic seminaries, (formerly known as the American Education System). Let the market drive out the incompetents and raise the abilities of our graduates.

Yes, it is. In fact, according to a new study conducted by two distinguished education scholars in the District of Columbia, school choice bolsters public high school graduation rates, reduces crime, and even creates new taxpayers:

The District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) produced $2.62 in benefits for every dollar spent on it. In other words, the return on public investment for the private-school voucher program during its early years was 162 percent. …

In our study we combined the increased-graduation results from the rigorous government evaluation with the work of labor, health, and public-policy economists who have...