Research Report

Funding Students Instead of Systems

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This study reviews the most rigorous evidence on the effects of private school choice on short- and long-term outcomes such as academic achievement, educational attainment, crime reduction, safety, and satisfaction. This study also forecasts the long-run economic benefits of funding North Carolina students directly, instead of school systems, with a statewide education savings account program available to all families.

Corey A. DeAngelis is the director of school choice at Reason Foundation. He is also an adjunct scholar at Cato Institute. DeAngelis’ research primarily focuses on the effects of school choice programs on non-academic outcomes such as criminal activity, character skills,… ...

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