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A Think Twice Review of:

The Fiscal Impact of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program: 2009 Update

Think Twice - Apr 27, 2009

Publisher/Think Tank - School Choice Demonstration Project; Department of Education Reform University of Arkansas

Author(s) -

This report examines issues concerning the funding formula used for the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program and finds that it generates a net savings to taxpayers in Wisconsin but imposes a large fiscal burden on taxpayers in Milwaukee.

Reviewer(s) - Christopher Lubienski, University of Illinois

Belfield finds that the report offers valuable insights on the fiscal impact of voucher programs. However, he questions the benefits and notes that the report omits some important factors which are essential in order for a more complete analysis to be done.