Closing the Achievement Gap

Exploring Quality Choices: Vouchers

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

September 11, 2008


When school vouchers first became an option, the Annie E. Casey Foundation supported the effort, hoping to give poverty-stricken kids a chance at a quality education. This publication presents an in-depth look at Casey’s investment in the Washington, D.C. voucher effort and summarizes results and lessons learned at the time of the report. 

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Key Takeaway

Parents with vouchers increased involvement in their children’s education.

Casey’s involvement and credibility in the controversial vouchers program reinforced the notion that vouchers may be a means to provide quality education choices to low-income families.

Findings & Stats

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