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Document Number: 7718

The Effect of Charter Schools on Non-Charter Students: An Instrumental Variables Approach - Proponents of charter schools claim that charters provide incentives for non-charter public schools to provide more effort towards improving student performance. However, it is unclear whether schools respond to competition and other mechanisms may counteract competitive impacts. This paper investigates how charter schools affect behavior, attendance and test scores for students in non-charter schools using new data from an anonymous large urban school district. (Scott Imberman, National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, November 2007)...

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Choice of Schools--Charter Schools

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