On This PageJuly 1999, No. 143a

School Choice and Competition (Special Issue)
Last Updated: 06/24/99

On April 27–28, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held the first of three conferences on education reform. Highlighting the importance of this issue for the Midwest, Bank President Michael Moskow noted in his opening remarks that we can not separate our region’s competitiveness in the world economy from the skills and education of our work force. This Chicago Fed Letter summarizes the presentations at the conference, which focused on initiatives to promote choice and competition in elementary and secondary education.