What We’re Watching: Making Sense of New Evidence on Private School Vouchers

On Monday, June 26 at 10:30 am, the Urban Institute will host an event focused on the release of new data from the Louisiana Scholarship Program. Early results from the publicly funded private school choice program were negative. Louisiana superintendent John White and a panel of school choice experts will discuss the latest findings.

The event will be live-streamed here.

Preliminary results from an Indiana voucher study were also released Monday morning. As NPR’s Cory Turner reports, the study finds that public school students in Indiana who used a voucher to switch to a private school tended to backslide academically after switching schools, but if the students remained in the private school long enough, their performance improved. The results from the Indiana study were first released by Chalkbeat over the objection of the authors, who wanted to wait until the study passed peer review.

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