Lessons From The Nation's Oldest Voucher Program

May 19, 2017

Voucher proponents agree that the program needs to weed out the lowest-performing schools and build support for the best ones.

Schools like St. Marcus Lutheran School, just north of downtown Milwaukee. Almost all the students at St. Marcus are African-American. Nine out of 10 are low income, so they qualify for a voucher that helps cover the $8,500 tuition.

More than 26 percent of this school’s students are proficient in English language arts and more than 30 percent in math — well above the averages for the city’s public schools.

National Public Radio: “Lessons From The Nation’s Oldest Voucher Program”

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