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School Vouchers and Student Achievement: First-Year Evidence from the Louisiana Scholarship Program

@inproceedings{Walters2016SchoolVA,
  title={School Vouchers and Student Achievement: First-Year Evidence from the Louisiana Scholarship Program},
  author={Christopher R. Walters},
  year={2016}
}
We evaluate the Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP), a prominent school voucher plan. The LSP provides public funds for disadvantaged students at low-performing Louisiana public schools to attend private schools of their choice. LSP vouchers are allocated by random lottery at schools with more eligible applicants than available seats. We estimate causal effects of voucher receipt by comparing outcomes for lottery winners and losers in the first year after the program expanded statewide. This… Expand
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