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Another take on voucher report



A Cato Institute study that used international evidence to argue that vouchers make school systems better is based on faulty analysis and suspect studies, says a review by the Think Twice project. The Gradebook wrote about the report a few weeks ago because author Andrew J. Coulson pointed to Florida's corporate tax credit scholarships as the type of voucher system linked to better results.

The Think Twice review, by Clive Belfield, co-director of the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies in Education at Columbia's Teachers College, also said Coulson's conclusions were off base because the systems he surveyed "are so different from the U.S. as to make comparisons questionable."

- Ron Matus, state education reporter

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:58am]


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