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A second opinion on McKay vouchers

If you think McKay vouchers are working because of a recent analysis by researchers Jay Greene and Marcus Winters, think again, another researcher says. John T. Yun of the University of California at Santa Barbara says the pair's report is based on "vague and flawed statistical analyses" and "should be viewed with extreme skepticism."

Greene and Winters concluded McKay vouchers for special education students – which served nearly 19,000 students in Florida this year - were having a positive, academic effect on disabled students who remain in public schools. Here's their report. Here's Yun's response.

Yun reviewed the report for the Think Tank Review Project, which you can read more about here.

- Ron Matus, state education reporter

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:42am]


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