Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Department of Education cover-up

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, a Department of Education study on school vouchers concluded that:
This year’s report shows statistically significant academic gains for the entire voucher-receiving population. Children attending private schools with the aid of the scholarships are reading nearly a half-grade ahead of their peers who did not receive vouchers. Voucher recipients are doing no better in math but they’re doing no worse. Which means that no voucher participant is in worse academic shape than before, and many students are much better off.
Michelle Malkin comments:
It would have been helpful to know about a Department of Education study on D.C.’s school choice initiative before the Democrats — beholden to teachers unions allergic to competition — voted to starve the innovative program benefiting poor, minority children in the worst school district in the nation. See Michelle Malkin for the story
One way to save a lot of wasted government money would be to abolish the Department of Education!

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