Date of Successful Defense
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Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Stephen S. Gruber, Ed.D.
Master of Education Theses, vouchers, urban schools
Based on the growing debate surrounding vouchers, and the varying positions on the effect they may or may not have on student performance, this paper hopes to establish what immediate effects the use of a voucher system has on the academic performance of high school students in an urban setting. Does the use of a voucher offer a legitimate solution to raising student performance or does the voucher simply serve as a means of moving students from one school to another? In order to determine the legitimacy of a current voucher program, data will be collected that is directly linked to student academic performance. The importance of this study is to determine the validity and efficacy of voucher programs currently in place.
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Fansler, Matthew A., "Vouchers: A Legitimate Tool for Immediate Improvement in Student Academic Achievement in Urban Schools?" (2008). Master of Education Research Theses. 46.