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Vouchers Improve Public Schools (Pro-Voucher Group Says)

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A report by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice says that vouchers improve the academic achievement of public schools. The author, Greg Forster, reviewed 17 empirical studies on that topic. All but one found that vouchers improved public schools, and none found that vouchers detract from them, according to the report.

Twenty-four school-choice programs now exist, in 14 states and the District of Columbia, which serve about 160,000 students, the report says. Forster's evaluation examines voucher efforts in Milwaukee, Florida, Ohio, and other areas.

The Friedman Foundation is home to "the nation's leading voucher advocates," according to a description accompanying the release of the report. It was founded by economist Milton Friedman and his wife, Rose D. Friedman. Check out the report here and weigh in with your own review of its findings.

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I feel that vochers are good for students because it gives them the help they need to get prepared for school. Vochers will push parents to send their children to school now that they do not have an excses not to send them.Getting more students in school is the goal right? The more educated students the world has the better our future will be.

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