The Justice Center and Public Schools First NC have produced a petition in support of public schools against a new voucher-based assault. It's important to note that:
· Voucher programs do not improve student achievement: in education systems that have experimented with vouchers traditional public school students regularly outperform voucher recipients.
· Vouchers do not save money. Promises of monetary savings from vouchers have not materialized for education systems that have implemented voucher programs.
· In the jurisdictions that have had voucher programs in place the longest (Milwaukee and Cleveland), traditional public school students outperform voucher recipients on the overwhelming majority of available proficiency measures.
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