Saturday, February 12, 2011

Vouchers a poor plan for poor schools

Vouchers a poor plan for poor schools
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal Jan. 26 2011
By JEFF HAWKES, Staff Writer
I welcome state Sen. Jeffrey Piccola's concern about schools where academic underperformance is chronic.
Not so welcome is the way he's misdiagnosing the cause of poor test scores and pushing school vouchers as the cure-all.

Lancaster County school districts ranked by percentage of students in poverty and by 11th-grade PSSA math scores (Joel Lehman / Staff)

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