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Document Number: 10942

School Choice and School Performance in the New York City Public Schools - Will the Past Be Prologue? - Much has happened to New York City public schools over the past decade: an explosion of charters, new regular public schools-many in poor neighborhoods, and passage to an all-choice system. Student outcomes improved sharply by graduation rate and on standardized state tests, due, say the authors, to choice. To further choice and competition, they recommend removing residential preferences as well as other unessential screening procedures, expanding and simplifying centralized application and admission, and taking more care to assure that economic, educational and residential advantages of students' parents aren't reflected in the quality of public school to which students are assigned. (Grover Whitehurst and Sarah Whifield, Brookings Institution, October 2013)...

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