Domestic Public Policy

Competitive Effects of Charter Schools

Grant Year: 2019


David Figlio, Cassandra Hart, and Krzysztof Karbownik will examine whether competition created through charter school expansion can lead to improved performance by traditional public schools. Using student-level data in Florida during a period of charter school expansion, they will measure the effects of these changes on outcomes such as grades, test scores, and graduation rates. The project’s findings will appear in a series of papers and briefings for policy officials.

Northwestern University Domestic Public Policy

$210,000