Cleveland School Vouchers: Where the Students Go
January 20, 2002
Amy Hanauer’s January 2002 analysis of the latest enrollment figures from Cleveland’s voucher program finds that 99.4 percent of voucher students are enrolled in religious schools. Hanauer points to a consistent decrease of secular school participants and voucher student enrollment in secular schools since the program began in 1996-97. The U.S. Supreme Court is now poised to hear arguments regarding a December 2000 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that deemed Cleveland’s program unconstitutional and cited the fact that then, 96% of the city’s voucher students were enrolled in religious schools.