Funding Cuts for Programs That Send More Kids to Graduation AND College?

The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program has provided school vouchers to more than 15,000 students and helped them attain better academic outcomes since 2004. The President wants to cut funding for the program despite his own administration’s evaluation of it, which the Department of Education gave its highest rating for scientific rigor. Here are key findings his advisers told him were “insignificant”:

2014 DC Voucher Graphic

“The ABCs of School Choice”

D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Fact Sheet

Experimentally Estimated Impacts of a School Choice Intervention on Long-Term Educational Outcomes: The Effects of School Vouchers on College Enrollment

U.S. Department of Education Evaluation of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program

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For a more in-depth breakdown of research surrounding the program, check out these articles by Patrick Wolf and Jason Bedrick. For more student funding, eligibility and participation data for all of America’s school choice programs, visit our “ABCs of School Choice.”