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NEPC Review: 12 Myths and Realities about Private Educational Choice Programs (Institute for Justice, August 2017)

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"Setting out 12, often cartoonishly caricatured, “myths” about vouchers, the report proceeds to systematically dismiss each myth. The evidence presented in the report is based largely on previous work from other advocacy groups that curated evidence—much of it highly questionable—on the advantages of vouchers and provides a textbook case of echo-chamber advocacy and offers nothing useful in furthering our understanding of school vouchers. For over a quarter-century, researchers and others have vigorously investigated and debated the impact of school vouchers and voucher-like programs. The report from the Institute for Justice does not take advantage of this body of research, instead offering little more than a simplistic and one-sided treatment of the empirical record."

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