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Document Number: 6144

Will Disadvantaged Students Benefit from a Free Market in Tutoring Services? - No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requires districts to provide support programs for students in struggling schools and prohibits districts not making adequate yearly progress from providing tutoring services themselves. This has created a thriving private market for supplemental education services (SES) programs. This brief outlines who is eligible to receive tutoring services and whether students have meaningful choices in addition to summarizing the role and potential impact of private tutoring companies. The authors expect the market for SES services to grow as parents become more aware of their entitlements under NCLB. (Clive R. Belfield and Chad d'Entremont, American School Board Journal, May 2005)...

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