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Private School Vouchers to Go to about 300 D.C. Students
Washington Post| August 5, 2012
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How Vouchers Came to D.C.
Education Next | Fall 2004
Nearly three hundred new students have been awarded vouchers in D.C. as part of a controversial federally-funded program. As Emma Brown notes in the Washington Post, the Obama administration has repeatedly tried to shut down the voucher program, while House Majority Leader John Boehner has fought to maintain the program “as a beachhead in the school-choice movement.”
Spencer Hsu wrote about the origins of the D.C. voucher program in “How Vouchers Came to D.C.: The Inside Story,” which appeared in the Fall 2004 issue of Education Next.
In the Fall 2009 issue of Ed Next, Patrick Wolf described the battles over the program and looked at evidence that students who participated in the program were outperforming peers who did not receive vouchers.