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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2016
CONTACT: CAROLINE ESPINOSA
P: 512-472-2700
E: cespinosa@texaspolicy.com

TPPF Releases Paper on Education Savings Accounts and Crime Prevention in Texas

AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released a paper by Dr. Patrick J. Wolf, a distinguished professor of education policy and a 21st Century Endowed Chair in school choice at the University of Arkansas, and Corey DeAngelis, in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The paper, Whether to Approve an Education Savings Account Program in Texas: Preventing Crime Does Pay, examines the relation between education savings accounts and crime reduction.
 
"Research indicates that more school choice means less crime,” said Wolf. “Texas has a golden opportunity to reduce criminal behavior by establishing a statewide Education Savings Account (ESA) program."
 
"The proposed ESA policy is unique in that the benefits are twofold,” said DeAngelis. “An Education Savings Account benefits the individuals receiving access to an enhanced educational experience and a better life, but the policy also creates a safer society for the rest of us."
 
To read the full publication, visit: http://txpo.li/2hXFcX9
Dr. Patrick J. Wolf is a distinguished professor of education policy and a 21st Century Endowed Chair in school choice at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville who leads or assists with rigorous longitudinal evaluations of education choice programs. Wolf received his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University and previously taught at Columbia and Georgetown.

Corey A. DeAngelis is a distinguished doctoral fellow in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. A native Texan, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees Summa Cum Laude in economics from the University of Texas at San Antonio. His research interest is in market-based reform of the education system.

 
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The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.


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