Princeton researchers have found that the “school choice” programs in which students can choose from schools across the country and pay a fee for their choice are more effective than vouchers, which provide vouchers at a much lower cost.
The Princeton Institute of Education and the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business published the study in the Journal of Education Finance and Policy, a journal of the Association for Education Finance.
It looked at a series of large-scale, public, public charter and public school programs in nine states, and found that these programs resulted in higher graduation rates and lower graduation costs than the programs that did not have a choice of a school.
“These results indicate that choice programs provide a better overall return on investment, and may even outperform vouchers,” the authors write.
In other words, the school choice programs have the same level of impact as vouchers.
But, they also showed that there is a downside to the programs.
“In a state with a strong public school choice program, students may be less likely to be able to afford to attend a private school,” the researchers wrote.
For example, in some states, charter schools are less likely than voucher schools to offer financial aid, such as scholarships, because the state does not require them to do so.
And, even in states where schools do offer financial assistance, students in public schools tend to take out student loans at higher rates than their peers in private schools.
This is because students who attend public schools often take on additional costs for textbooks, office supplies, and other equipment.
These costs also are more expensive to students who are less able to pay.
There is also a tradeoff: Some students may choose to attend the private school in which they were most likely to succeed.
According to the authors, this makes it more likely that the school would provide students with access to a high quality education.
Because private schools tend not to charge the students tuition, it’s less likely that students will be able access resources that might not be available at a private, public school.
But, the authors also say, there are also many advantages to public schools over private schools, such that students attending public schools have access to better health care, a stronger economy, more flexible work schedules, and a more competitive market for jobs.
While there are some advantages to the public school system, the study says that the schools are not the only solution to the problems facing the education system.
They also point out that it’s not clear whether the choice programs would be effective at addressing the issues identified by the researchers.
A public school would need to be more diverse and more diversely funded.
Also, students would need better teachers and support systems, such the possibility of working remotely from home.
So, there is still much work to be done, the researchers write.
“We hope that this work provides a better understanding of how choice programs may work in terms of providing more choices for students and parents, which could ultimately be a more effective tool for improving outcomes in schools and in the communities where students live,” they write.