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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, theCenter on Education Policyreleased areportthat 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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