Briefing Paper No. 86 September 19, 2003

Briefing Paper

School Choice in the District of Columbia:
Saving Taxpayers Money, Increasing Opportunities
for Children

by Casey J. Lartigue Jr

Casey J. Lartigue Jr. is an education policy analyst at the Cato Institute.

Executive Summary

Members of Congress and President Bush have put forth proposals that would establish school voucher programs in the District of Columbia. Those programs would allow pupils to use vouchers to attend the parochial or private school of their parents' choice. Could private schools increase the range of academic options in the nation's capital by educating students currently attending District of Columbia public schools?

An analysis of the private and parochial schools in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area reveals the following:

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