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This study proposes the creation of Education Empowerment Zones (EEZs) in Ohio's major cities as part of a strategy to reestablish the competitive advantage of the inner city. Combining community schools and an expanded education voucher available to the middle class, EEZs could lead revitalizing efforts by enticing middle-income families with children back into the inner city. This report uses Cleveland as a case study to provide a general framework and assess the potential impacts of implementing EEZs. Chapters include: "The Role of Education in Urban Redevelopment" (economic benefits of good schools and neighborhood integration and stability); "Choice and Quality Schools" (effects of choice expansion on school performance and the overall effects of increasing school choice in Ohio cities); "Effects on Cities" (economic diversity and city tax base and receipts); "Expanding Choice: The Case of Cleveland" (Cleveland's strengths, the impact of expanding choice on enrollment, the fiscal impact of expanding choice, the short-term costs of EEZs, and phasing in EEZs); "Expanding Choice in Other Ohio Cities"; and "Funding the Transition." An appendix presents complete calculations for other major Ohio cities. (Contains 48 endnotes and 9 tables.)(SM)

Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Inner City, Middle Class, Role of Education, School Choice, Urban Improvement, Urban Schools

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Autor: Hall, Joshua C.; Staley, Samuel R.; Hisrich, Matthew S.; Barry, Aengus L.


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