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The Milwaukee Voucher Experiment

Hard as it may be to believe, students who were part of the nation’s first school vouchers program are now old enough to have graduated from college. Patrick Wolf, an education professor at the University of Arkansas, calls in to the Wall Street Journal to talk about his multiyear study of the Milwaukee program, which comes away with a pretty positive view of vouchers. Obviously there’s a lot to consider here, but his closing statement is noteworthy:

“[Voucher programs] are delivering student results that are at least as good — and often better — than the public schools, and at a reduced cost.”

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