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Which of the following initiatives recently led to a 50% reduction in felony arrests for participating high-risk male youth in one of the nation's largest school districts?

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Per a 2011 paper in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, high-risk male youth who won a school choice lottery in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina school district "commit about 50% less crime across several different outcome measures and scalings of crime by severity."

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