Report: Louisiana voucher students don't outperform peers
June 28, 2017
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana students who attend private schools with taxpayer dollars have bounced back from initially dismal scores in math and English but aren't outperforming their public school peers, according to a new report.
The Advocate reports the review released Monday by the Education Research Alliance in New Orleans says that after three years, those voucher students were on par with public school students who tried and failed to land the assistance.
Around 7,100 students receive vouchers in Louisiana, 87 percent of whom are black, the study says.
Supporters say the assi...