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Louisiana, TN, and Vouchers

From TNEdReport: … now there’s a study of Louisiana’s voucher program. Instead of showing no impact or a slight positive impact, the study shows actual harms to students participating in the program. Specifically, the study, released by the National Bureau of Economic Research found: Attendance at a voucher-eligible private school lowers math scores and increases the likelihood […]

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A Systematic Attack on Public Schools

Last week, I wrote about the late session momentum and ultimate passage of legislation creating Education Savings Accounts for certain students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). Following my second story in as many days on the topic, proponents of the accounts took the opportunity to “set the facts straight” on IEP vouchers. What I found […]

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IEP Vouchers in TN

Today, the Tennessee General Assembly’s House Budget Subcommittee passed an amended version of a voucher program for students with IEPs – Individualized Education Plans. The original bill would have provided an “education account” to the parent/guardian of any student with an IEP – $6600 to be spent on special education services, including schools, home schooling […]

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