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Center for American Progress: The Highly Negative Effects of Vouchers,by Diane Ravitch

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'Senior analysts a theCenter for American Progress published a useful review of voucher research, which concludes that going to a voucher school is equivalent to losing 1/3 of a year of schooling. They have done a good job in pulling together the many studies and analyzing the negative effects of vouchers on children.  It is helpful to have studies summarized in one place. This carefully researched paper makes clear, CAP opposes vouchers. But where is CAP on charters?  Is it willing to do the same research-based review of charters that it did of vouchers? Does CAP still believe in school choice? Does it support half of the Trump-DeVos agenda? Or will it help return the Democratic Party to its roots by acknowledging the importance of strong public schools, democratically governed, subject to state and federal laws, doors open to all? 

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