In recent news, the effectiveness of school voucher programs has been widely debated. If you’re like us, you’ve been asking yourself, “What are school vouchers and do they even work?” Stanford Graduate School of Education Professor Martin Carnoy, helped us dig in to the data to report on the facts.
This is what we actually know about school voucher programs.
Carey, K (2017). Dismal Voucher Results Surprise Researchers as DeVos Era Begins. The New York Times, 02/23/17.
Carnoy, M. (2017). School vouchers are not a proven strategy for improving student achievement. Economic Policy Institute Report, 02/28/17. Available at epi.org/…/school-vouchers-are-not-a-proven-stra…/.
Dynarski, M (2016). “On Negative Effects of Vouchers.” Evidence Speaks Series, The Brookings Institution. brookings.edu/…/on-negative-effects-of-vouchers/
Figlio, D and Karbownik, K. (2016). Evaluation of Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarship Program: Selection, Competition, and Performance Effects. Available at edex.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/…/FORDHAM%20Ed%20Ch….
Mills, JN and Wolf, PJ (2016). The Effects of the Louisiana Scholarship Program On Student Achievement after Two Years. Available at SSRN: ssrn.com/abstract=2738805.
Wolf PJ (2012). The Comprehensive Longitudinal Evaluation of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program: Summary of Final Reports. Available at uaedreform.org/…/report-36-the-comprehensive-lon….