Yeah - the study's called common sense. Ask anyone - if it costs exactly the same (i.e. via scholarships), and you get exactly the same benefit from attending a public school and a private school - most people would take the private school, because of the status increase it provides.Bullshit. That's the rationalization you use to justify your belief. I have first-hand knowledge of many people where this is not the case. In fact, I have never met a single person where this was the reason they wanted their children out of public school. Should I assume you have studies that prove your point?
As for parental involvement being the greatest variable, that's true, but the current system has failed to be a positive influence in that respect. Perhaps if parents had a choice on where to send their children to school, they might feel more invested in it.
Let's also not forget that private schools are as successful as they are because of their ability to be selective in the academic ability of their students. What happens to those students who are smart, but don't test well, in a voucher system?
Not really. Middle class parents want to get their kids away from the "undesirables". They just aren't as blatantly signified by race this time.Different era/not applicable
People don't change. Circumstances do. You'd be wise to remember that.