ecn152-lecture15

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Economics 152:   Economics of Education Professor Scott Carrell Lecture 16:  School Choice – Intro and  Evidence on Traditional School Choice
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Motivations • Discussing policies that attempt to make  centralized finance systems more productive – Examples • School accountability • School choice (vouchers, charter schools) – The problem:  centralized school finance removes  competitive pressures on education production • Today:  introduction to school choice
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Overview of Today’s Lecture • Why school choice should work • Why school choice might not work • Evidence from traditional forms of choice – Hoxby (1998):  several natural experiments • Differences across cities in number of  public school  districts  that arise through historical accident  • Differences across cities in number of  private schools  that arise through historical accident – Rothstein (2004):  a critique of Hoxby
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Types of School Choice Programs • Voucher programs • Charter schools
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Voucher Programs • Coupons that can be used to offset or fully pay  tuition at private (including religious) schools • Publicly-funded voucher programs in FL,  Milwaukee, and Cleveland • Voucher experiments in several cities – New York, Dayton, Washington DC – Vouchers randomly assigned
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2011 for the course ECN 152 taught by Professor Carrell during the Spring '11 term at UC Davis.

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