The Competitive Effects of the Louisiana Scholarship Program on Public School Performance

Given the significant growth rate and geographic expansion of private school choice programs over the past two decades, it is important to examine how traditional public schools respond to the sudden injection of competition for students and resources.

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The Competitive Effects of the Louisiana Scholarship Program on Public School Performance

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This article uses 1) a school fixed effects approach, and 2) a regression discontinuity framework to examine the achievement impacts of the Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP). This targeted school voucher program has provided public funds for low-income students in low-performing public schools to enroll in participating private schools since the 2012-13 school year.

Download How Has the Louisiana Scholarship Program Affected Students?, a policy brief by Jonathan N. Mills, Anna J. Egalite, and Patrick J. Wolf that summarizes the four Technical Reports on the affects of the Louisiana Scholarship Program.