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