March 3, 2017
Mother Jones quoted Kevin Carey and his New York Times article on dismal voucher results in an article about a Trump administration plan to use school vouchers for religious education:
This perfect storm for pushing through various voucher schemes comes at a time when the results on the outcomes of these programs "are the worst in the history of the field," according to New America researcher Kevin Carey, who analyzed the results in a recent New York Times article. Until about two years ago, most studies on vouchers produced mixed results, with some showing slight increases in test scores or graduation rates for students using them.
But the most recent research has not been good, according to Carey: A 2016 study, funded by the pro-voucher Walton Family Foundation and conducted by the conservative Thomas B. Fordham Institute, found that students who used vouchers in a large Ohio program "have fared worse academically compared to their closely matched peers attending public schools."