Dismal Results From Vouchers Surprise Researchers as DeVos Era Begins

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Media Outlet: The New York Times

Kevin Carey wrote for the New York Times about a wave of new research on private school vouchers:

The confirmation of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education was a signal moment for the school choice movement. For the first time, the nation’s highest education official is someone fully committed to making school vouchers and other market-oriented policies the centerpiece of education reform.

But even as school choice is poised to go national, a wave of new research has emerged suggesting that private school vouchers may harm students who receive them. The results are startling — the worst in the history of the field, researchers say.


Kevin Carey directs the Education Policy program at New America.