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School Choice and the Question of Accountability: The Milwaukee Experience

Emily Van Dunk and Anneliese M. Dickman


This book refocuses the debate about school choice programs in America, with a non-partisan assessment of the nation's largest and longest-running private school voucher program—the high-profile Milwaukee experiment—and finds that the system undercuts the promise of school choice. The book argues that the Milwaukee experiment has not resulted in the one element necessary for school choice to be effective: an accountability system in which good schools thrive and poor schools close. It shows that most ingredients of a robust market are missing. Well-informed consumers (parents) are not the norm ... More

Keywords: private school, voucher program, Milwaukee experiment, school choice, parents, fiscal incentives, voucher system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780300099423
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300099423.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emily Van Dunk, author

Anneliese M. Dickman, author