Education

Answering Objections to School Vouchers in D.C.

President Clinton has vetoed a federally funded voucher bill that would have given about 2,000 scholar ships of up to $3,200 each to children from low-income families in the District of Columbia's tro…

Private Vouchers for Educational Choice

While a debate rages over whether parents should be able to use tax money - or tax credits - to choose between public and private schools for their children, the movement to provide school choice to c…

The Voucher Wars

Tax-funded vouchers are allowing some inner-city children in two large cities to escape failing public schools - but not without fierce opposition, primarily from teachers' unions and from those who q…

Choice and Accountability: Texas Leads the Way

Texas has adopted one of the most liberal charter school laws in the country. It also has established one of the first statewide school accountability systems, a model for the nation. Rigorous testing…

The Tax Credits Program for School Choice

This study proposes the Tax Credits Program for School Choice, offering tax credits to taxpayers who pay tuition for children to attend nongovernment schools.

Education Savings Accounts

The tax code has always allowed various deductions and credits for investment in physical capital. But there have been few incentives to make comparable investments in human capital - expanding the pr…

Rethinking Robin Hood

We have analyzed the distribution of education dollars before and after Texas adopted the "Robin Hood" system of financing schools -- a system under which taxes are raised countywide and then distribu…

Efficiency and Inefficiency in Texas Public Schools

On the whole, Texas public schools are very inefficient. If we compare student achievement scores with the amount of money spent to achieve those scores, we conclude that about one out of every three…