Where New Yorkers Would Use Vouchers

Published January 1, 1998

When the 1997 Empire State Survey asked New York City residents where they would use a Milwaukee-style voucher worth $3,500, 36 percent said they would enroll their child in a private school, 18 percent in a church-related school, 6 percent in another public school, and 20 percent in the same public school.

Among public school parents, 36 percent would choose a private school, 13 percent a church-related school, 8 percent another public school, and 34 percent the same public school. Black parents are more likely to transfer their children to a private or parochial school (64 percent) than whites (51 percent) or Hispanics (44 percent).