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Don't rush to judgment on vouchers, researcher says



Education researcher Jay Greene was briefly quoted in today’s St. Petersburg Times voucher story, but he expounds at length on his blog.

“The problem is that the standard for success when it comes to school choice is that it has to produce a quick fix or critics deem it a failure and declare: 'We really ought to reconsider why we’re doing it.’ No one demands that every other education policy produce huge gains in a single year or they should be ‘reconsidered.’ Yes, promoters of policies may make unrealistic promises to get them adopted, but the standard for success should be long-term progress, not promises made by politicians."

On his blog, Sherman Dorn says expect vouchers to stay but not expand much.

Ron Matus, state education reporter


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:27am]


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