Hispanic

Author
Year of Publication
2000
Abstract

Many argue schools that serve inner-city and rural children are in “crisis.” This paper
reviews the best available evidence on the effects of class size and school vouchers. Results from
the Tennessee STAR experiment suggest smaller class sizes improve achievement, particularly for
inner-city and minority children; results from the New York City voucher experiment and the
Milwaukee Parental Choice program suggest there may be small achievement gains in mathematics
for the African-American and Hispanic children who use vouchers. Although the reason of the
achievement gains is unknown, one candidate is the smaller class sizes in the private schools.

Number
440
Date Published
06/2000
Publication Language
eng
Citation Key
7871
Rouse, C. (2000). School Reform in the 21st Century: A Look at the Effect of Class Size and School Vouchers on the Academic Achievement of Minority Students. Retrieved from http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp013n203z091 (Original work published 06/2000AD)
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