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  • School Voucher
    Milwaukee School Choice Program
  • About Milwaukee Schools
    390 K-12 schools in Milwaukee:
    • 254 public schools
    -136 private schools
    263 Elementary Schools
    219 Middle Schools
    114 High Schools
    360 Preschool Schools
  •  Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP)
    Begin in 1990 with 7 private schools
    expanded to include religious schools in 1997
    Included 115 mainly religious private schools by 2004
    The limit of 15,000 students lifted to 22,500 in 2006
    By 2008, 20,000 students attending 122 schools.
    Low-income students are eligible to attend this program:
    - Program defined “low-income” as below 175% of the official U.S poverty level.
  • Characteristics of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program ( 1992)
  • General Info (in the beginning)
    Schools are not required to test their students.
    Nor to publish any test result.
    Do not have to hire certified teachers.
    Can hire teachers who are not even college gradates.
    Can suspend or expel students without explanation.
  • Participation in the Choice Program
  • Participation in the Choice Program
  • Choice Program Enrollment, 1990−2007
  • Choice Program Enrollment, 1990−2007
  • MPCP Enrollment and participating schools
  • Positive Studies
    Students in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program have higher graduation rates than similar students in MPS.
    That graduation rate is significantly higher for choice students who attended the same school for four years as opposed to their MPS counterparts who did the same
    Students in the Choice program are more likely than MPS students to go on to four-year college.
  • Positive Studies
    • In the graduating class of 2003, Milwaukee students using vouchers to attend private high schools had a 64% graduation rat.
    That same year, the 37 Milwaukee public high schools for which data are available had a combined graduation rate of 36%.
    Milwaukee’s six academically selective public high schools, whose students are likely to be more advantaged than choice students, had a combined graduation rate of 41% in 2003.
  • Positive Studies
    Per-pupil taxpayer support for the MPCP is $6,442, less than half of the $15,034 spent per-pupil in MPS.
  • Statewide Test 2010
    • MPS
    59% scored proficient in reading.
    47.8% scored proficient in math.
    - MPCP
    55.2% scored proficient in reading 
    34.4% scored proficient in math.