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5.8.1 Evidence on effects of school vouchers
- No difference of test scores between two groups of students in Math and Telugu (mother tongue), small positive difference in English and Social Studies, and large difference in Hindi.
- Private schools spend significantly less instructional time on Telugu (40% less) and Math (32% less) than public schools and spend more time on English, Science and Social Studies.
- Annual per student cost in the public school system is three times the mean per student cost in the private schools that participated in the study.