Voucher students catch up in Indiana, Louisiana | Joanne

Vouchers have failed, editorialized the New York Times in March, citing “dismal” results in Louisiana and Indiana on the first year of the programs.

Updated research shows a different story, reports Elliot Kaufman in National Review.

“After just a few years, voucher students perform as well or better than their non-voucher peers while using significantly less public funding,” says Jason Bedrick, director of policy at EdChoice, a nonprofit that advocates free choice in education.

Louisiana students who used vouchers to switch from public to private schools did worse in the first year,…

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