Oh my. If Independent Look says something, we had better pay strict attention.http://independentlook.files.w ordpress.com/2011/08/scores.jp g
Spin it, fat boy. Eat those facts. The voucher system is not only subpar, but it is only a ploy to make the Conservative Republicans that own K12 huge money. It's why they have spent so much money buttering up rightwing politicians to push it through.
But I disagree. I'll use reporting from the right-wing USA Today to discuss the failure of school vouchers:
In Washington, D.C., a 2010 study by the U.S. Department of Education found that there was a 21 percentage point gap between the graduation rates of those in the voucher program (graduation rate: 91%) and those who had applied, but had failed to win the placement lottery (70%). A study released late last month by the University of Arkansasí School Choice Demonstration Project showed a similar pattern in Milwaukee, with those using vouchers in the 9th grade graduating at a rate (77%) eight percentage points higher than their peers in public schools (69%).
Both the Washington, D.C. and Milwaukee voucher programs serve low-income students, for whom educational success is not the norm. According to Teach for America, an organization that recruits recent college graduates to teach at failing public schools, only half of low-income students graduate high school by age 18.
Need more? I have a whole folder on stories just like this.