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Private school vouchers are the zombies of the education reform agenda. No matter how many times they are defeated at the ballot box, they just won’t die. Vouchers are overwhelmingly unpopular with voters, contribute to school segregation, don’t help poor families attend the “school of their choice,” and the most recent research on vouchers suggests that the students who use them perform worse academically than their peers in public schools. And now, with the full force of our new President, the former CEO of his very own private, fraudulent, for-profit “charter university,” and his stunningly unqualified, docile, and compliant Secretary of Education, behind the re-birth of these programs, we are seeing a full-fledged zombie apocalypse of voucher enthusiasm. Let’s take a look at the disconnects between what voucher advocates have promised, and what vouchers have actually delivered. The Unpopularity of Private School Vouchers Just how unpopular are vouchers with the American public? As

Source: Private school vouchers: A solution in search of a problem | Eclectablog

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