Research Shows that Voucher Program Results Are Mixed

By Andrew Pillow

Indiana is currently in the midst of a fight over school vouchers. Both sides are going to have some new ammo.

Although many students in Ohio who used vouchers actually had drops in performance, the school climate overall may have benefited from a more competitive atmosphere according to a study by the Fordham Institute.

There doesn’t seem to be a consensus on the effectiveness of vouchers, however research is on-going and the educational community is not short on theories.

Read more about the studies and theories around the results here. (via: Education News)

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.