January 31, 2024 2:49 pm

Cynthia Tucker: Research belies educational benefits of school vouchers

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But at least a dozen states now offer tuition assistance of various forms, often vouchers or so-called scholarships, to families regardless of income. That assistance often totals thousands of dollars per family and may be used at any school, including religious schools that are homophobic and schools that were founded to evade public school desegregation. Moreover, the funds usually go to families whose children are already in private schools, according to Joshua Cowen, professor of education policy at Michigan State University.

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