Friday, July 28, 2017
Students that use vouchers to attend private schools do less well on tests
Vouchers to pay for students to attend private schools continue to command public attention. The current administration has proposed vouchers in its budget, and more than half of states are operating or have proposed voucher programs.
A new report analyzes four recent rigorous studies—in the District of Columbia, Louisiana, Indiana, and Ohio. They used different research designs and reached the same result: on average, students that use vouchers to attend private schools do less well on tests than similar students that do not attend private schools.