The headline for this post says it all.
Let’s be honest.
At best, school vouchers are a failed education policy experiment.
At worst, they’re an attempt to normalize bigotry.
Using taxpayer money to send your child to a private or parochial school has got nothing to do with getting a quality education.
If we look at the facts, using a school voucher to go from a public school to a private one actually hurts kids academically.
Large-scale independent studies in Indiana,Louisiana, Ohio and Washington, D.C., show that students who used vouchers were as negatively impacted as if they had experienced a natural disaster. Their standardized test scores went down as much or more than students during the Covid-19 pandemic or Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
This should come as no surprise. When we give children school vouchers, we’re removing their support systems already in place.
They lose the friends, teachers, and communities where…
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