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How Is School Choice Working So Far?

As you know the teachers unions and the education blob are ferociously fighting back against school choice. They say choice schools don’t improve education performance or test scores, they hurt public schools, and hurt minorities. (That last one is laughable since minority families are almost always first in line for vouchers or scholarships or ESAs.)

Anyway, we thought this would be a good time to set the record straight. We consulted with our friends at EducationChoice and they have summarized the results from scores of studies on the real-world impact of vouchers, charter schools, ESAs, and scholarship programs.

As you can see, with a few exceptions the results are either slightly or mostly positive. We were struck by the fact that six of the seven studies examining the impact of racial integration found that schools are LESS segregated by race with school choice. School choice also has well over 90% parental satisfaction. We’d say that parents are the best judges of whether their kids are better or worse off.

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