Patrick J. Wolf


Patrick J. Wolf is an assistant professor of public policy at Georgetown University and a former lobbyist for people with hearing impairments.

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HESI Background Paper

Private School Choice Programs: What Do We Know about Their Effects on Outcomes for Disadvantaged Students?

by Patrick J. Wolfvia Hoover Education Success Initiative | The Papers
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

This report describes the various types of private school choice programs in the United States, their motivation and growth over the past thirty years, and their programmatic effects. Major findings are that choice programs are increasingly important to the viability of a private schooling sector, which is experiencing enrollment decline; they tend to serve disadvantaged subpopulations of students; and the programs generally benefit both participants and the broader society.

Background paper for Toward Equitable School Choice.