THE POWER OF SCHOOL CHOICE

Because kids don’t have time to wait for politicians to fix broken schools.

VOICES OF SCHOOL CHOICE

Hear directly from the parents and teachers who know how much Wisconsin’s children benefit from school choice

SCHOOL CHOICE STORIES

Season 1 of The Right Idea Podcast focuses on the stories of the families, teachers, and education leaders who all believe in the value of school choice in Wisconsin.

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The Right Idea Podcast- Episode 1- Introduction

The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 1 “Introduction to The Right Idea Season 1: School Choice” Welcome to Season 1 of The Right Idea Podcast, where we focus on the life-changing impact of school choice in Wisconsin for students and their families. Children don’t have time for politicians to fix broken schools, and that’s the beauty of school choice: …

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The Right Idea Podcast- Episode 2- Background on School Choice

The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 2 “The History and Basics of School Choice in Wisconsin” School choice began with bipartisan support in Wisconsin, with the ideas that parents should have options when it comes to educating their children. Today, “school choice” can mean anything from open enrollment, to using a voucher or special needs scholarship, to attending a …

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The Right Idea Podcast-Episode 3- Cristo Rey Jesuit High School- Milwaukee

The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 3 “A Visit to Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Milwaukee” Student “trailblazers” at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School are working in businesses in the community as part of the school’s Corporate Work Study Program. And the results are worth it, with 100% of their graduates receiving acceptance from colleges. Podcast Host: Kevin …

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RESEARCH ON SCHOOL CHOICE

Learn more about how school choice improves educational outcomes and provides significant benefits to the entire community

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A Wise Investment: The Productivity of Public and Private Schools of Choice in Wisconsin
Corey DeAngelis, Reason Foundation; Cato Institute; Educational Freedom Institute
Private and independent charter schools tend to be more cost-effective than district-run public schools in the state overall and for the vast majority of individual cities
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How Expanding Wisconsin’s School Choice Programs Can Lead to More College Graduates and a Stronger Economy
Will Flanders, Ph.D., Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty
Increased enrollment in Wisconsin’s parental choice programs could lead to more college graduates in certain fields, which has a ripple effect of higher lifetime earnings and more consumer spending
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Busting Six Myths About School Choice
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty
WILL presents 5 myths and misconceptions about school choice in Wisconsin – along with evidence to show why they are wrong
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Private School Choice and Character: More Evidence from Milwaukee
Corey DeAngelis, Reason Foundation; Cato Institute; Educational Freedom Institute AND Patrick Wolf, University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
This paper examines the effects of Milwaukee’s school voucher program on adult criminal activity and paternity suits. Using matched student-level data, the authors find that exposure to the program in 8th or 9th grade predicts lower rates of conviction for criminal activity and lower rates of paternity suits by ages 25 to 28
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Wisconsin Special Needs Children Deserve School Choice
Will Flanders, Ph.D., Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty
This policy brief paints a picture of the current status of special needs students in Wisconsin, examines the extent to which the needs of disabled students are being met in traditional public schools, and the extent to which the SNSP must be reformed in order to give special needs children school choice
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Apples to Apples, The Definitive Look at School Test Scores in Milwaukee and Wisconsin for 2019
Will Flanders, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty
Milwaukee’s Parental Choice Program schools show proficiency rates higher than Milwaukee Public Schools in both English language arts and in mathematics. Proficiency rates in math exceed rates in MPS by 3.9% and 4.6% in ELA on average.

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