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The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, 1990/1991 - 1994/1995

The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program dataset was collected as part of annual evaluations of the Milwaukee Parental Choice [pilot] Program. The research program began in the fall of 1990 and continued to 1995. The program was designed to provide opportunities for poor students in Milwaukee Public Schools. In lieu of tuition, the State of Wisconsin paid the private schools what the Milwaukee Public Schools would have received in state aid for each student. The program is the first in the United States to provide major subsidies to private schools as part of a general voucher program. For information about the current Milwaukee Parental School Choice Program, please see the web page at the State of Wisconsin, Department of Public Instruction.

Principal Investigator: John Witte


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