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Study: DC voucher program shows poorer math results


April 28, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students attending private schools in the nation's capital through a federally funded voucher program are doing worse in math compared to their peers, according to a government study released Thursday.

The findings added fuel to one of the most heated debates in the education community: whether taxpayer money should be used to pay for private schools. Critics jumped on the study to reiterate that vouchers don't work. Proponents stressed that test scores are not the only way to measure school quality.

The study, conducted by the Education Department's Institute of Educati...

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