Louisiana’s voucher program is unique. It has more, and more comprehensive, regulations than most private school choice programs. It has fewer schools participating. And it’s the first program of its kind to show such strong, negative academic results. During a Friday forum on school vouchers and regulation hosted by the[Read More…]
This week, a working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research on Lousisiana vouchers became the first high-quality study to find negative academic results for a private school choice program. Informed observers have sounded important notes of caution. New Orleans-based researcher Doug Harris notes the results cover only the first year[Read More…]
Most parents try to protect their child from dangers, to nourish their child’s development, and to instill values and a sense of purpose in their child so that, as he or she matures, each child will be able to make sensible choices for his or her own life path. Yet,[Read More…]
Fordham reasoned that the more a private school begins through its percentage of voucher or tax credit scholarship students to look like a public school, the more it needs to be regulated like one. That seems fair enough as a working guideline. In Florida, where we have 33,000 tax credit scholarship students who make up on average only 17 percent of the total enrollment in their private schools, the sliding scale approach seems entirely reasonable.