An Evaluation of New York City School Vouchers

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The Spencer Foundation

The Smith Richardson Foundation

The Achelis and Bodman Foundations

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

The Donner Foundation

The Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation

The John M. Olin Foundation

In 1997, the School Choice Scholarships Foundation (SCSF) announced that it would provide 1,300 scholarships so that children of low-income families in grades K–4 in the New York City public schools could transfer to private schools. Each scholarship, or voucher, was worth up to $1,400 annually and could be used for up to four years at a religious or a secular school.

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