Milwaukee proves that private school vouchers don’t make much of a difference: report

Feb 1, 2018

By Charlie May

Private school voucher programs have been a controversial topic for years, and the concept is traditionally most popular amongst conservatives. President Donald Trump’s administration plans to overhaul the nation’s education system to push school-choice programs. But a recent analysis shows that “vouchers worked best when enrollment from voucher students was kept low.”

Milwaukee is home to the nation’s pioneer school vouchers program, which began nearly 30 years ago. The Wall Street Journal looked at the successes and failures of the programs.

The WSJ analysis showed that the differences in performance of students from public and private schools is far more marginal than one may have thought and what’s often been advertised by Republicans.

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