Voucher supporters say Florida bolsters their case
Whether you like vouchers or not, you should know there is a growing body of research about them in Florida –- and that some researchers point to that research as proof that vouchers help public schools.
"Contrary to the widespread claim that vouchers hurt public schools, (this report) finds that the empirical evidence consistently supports the conclusion that vouchers improve public schools. No empirical study has ever found that vouchers had a negative impact on public schools."
There’s plenty of back and forth on all this, of course. Last year, other researchers accused the Friedman Foundation of distorting the conclusions of one of those reports.
Ron Matus, State Education Reporter