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Tag Archives: vouchers
Welcome to the Profit of Education website. Continuing the conversation begun in the book Profit of Education, we discuss the latest economic evidence on education reform.
School vouchers generate much heat, albeit discussions with relatively little light. One argument offered in favor of vouchers is that vouchers increase competitive pressure on public schools, improving outcomes for all students–not just those who take up the vouchers. David … Continue reading
Do vouchers mostly help kids toward the top of the achievement distribution or kids towards the bottom? Or is one group helped and one group hurt? (We’re talking about what happens to the specific kids who get vouchers, not whether … Continue reading
Mathew Chingos and Paul Peterson have a nice piece “The Impact of School Vouchers on College Enrollment” in Education Next where they look at the effects (in terms of later college attendance) of providing modest size vouchers to poor kids in New … Continue reading
Vouchers are a perennial hot topic. My personal view is that the heat-to-light ratio is unfortunately high. Conservatives believe that choice is a magic wand; liberals believe that anything that might divert money from public schools is an evil conspiracy. … Continue reading