school vouchers

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    School Choice Deniers

    The Wall Street Journal sets the record straight on what the best available research says about the efficacy of school vouchers. A meta-analysis last year by the Friedman Foundation found that 14 of 18 empirical studies analyzing programs in which students were chosen at random by lottery found…
    Terry Stoops, April 3, 2017
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    Research on vouchers

    In this article, Michigan State University professor Joshua Cowen does a nice job of summarizing empirical research on voucher programs.  Cowen writes, All of this is to say that when it comes to educating kids, what we know about school vouchers depends on what we ask. And…
    Terry Stoops, March 2, 2016
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    Family is thankful for the Opportunity Scholarship Program

    A News & Observer letter to the editor “that got overrun by other issues” is well worth reading.  …
    Terry Stoops, December 15, 2015
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    Judge declares vouchers for low-income children unconstitutional

    This morning, Superior Court Judge Hobgood ruled that the Opportunity Scholarship Program is unconstitutional. He claims that the program does not serve a public purpose and creates an unequal, supposedly unaccountable, system of schools. Let’s look back.  The action began in February when Judge Robert Hobgood issued an injunction that…
    Terry Stoops, August 21, 2014
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    First impressions of the voucher lawsuit

    I am not an attorney.  I don’t play one on TV.  I didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.  I didn’t fight the law, only to see it win.  You get the idea. But I was interested to read comments from an attorney for the plaintiffs…
    Terry Stoops, December 12, 2013
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    New study of the DC voucher program

    In an article published in the Spring 2013 issue of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, University of Arkansas professor Patrick J. Wolf and his colleagues examined student performance data for students who were selected and students who were denied a voucher as a result of a…
    Terry Stoops, March 27, 2013
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    Parents voting with their feet in Indiana

    According to an article in Huffpost Education, Enrollment in Indiana’s school voucher program has more than doubled in the program’s second year, the state Department of Education announced Tuesday. In the current 2012-2013 school year, 9,324 families signed up to participate in the Choice Scholarship Program, up from 3,919…
    Terry Stoops, November 20, 2012