"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Indiana's Voucher Program Another Loser

Preliminary findings from a real research study, now under peer review:
When comparing these [voucher] students' achievement after the switch to their test scores the previous year, the researchers found:

Voucher students experienced "modest annual achievement losses" in math, especially in the first two years after leaving public school.

In English/language arts (ELA), voucher students showed no benefits.
These results echo what other researchers have found: that voucher students often backslide academically after switching to private school.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:20 PM

    Isn't back sliding the name of the game? Creationism, climate change denial and Jim Crow are salient features of school choice.

    Abigail Shure