Thursday, July 28, 2011

School Vouchers Have No Strong Effect on Student Achievement According to Review of 10 Years of Voucher Research and Action

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School Vouchers Have No Strong Effect on Student Achievement

According to Review of 10 Years of Voucher Research and Action

Huffington Post By Jack Jennings, President and CEO for the Center on Education Policy

Posted: 7/27/11 12:10 PM ET
This week, the Center on Education Policy released a report that reviews ten years of research on voucher programs in Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, and Washington, D.C. The main conclusion is that students using vouchers to attend private schools do not generally attain higher test scores than public school students. The report also points out that much of the research over the last ten years has been conducted by pro-voucher organizations, and yet these organizations have not conclusively shown higher academic achievement resulting from vouchers.

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