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Study: Private School Advantages Are Overhyped

A new study published in the journal Educational Researcher says that once family and socioeconomic circumstances are accounted for, private school students realize no special benefits compared to public school students. The study has added another data point in the debate about school vouchers.

“While voucher programs are sometimes touted as a solution for disadvantaged kids in inner-city or rural environments, where school systems can struggle to provide high-quality educational options, the authors find no intrinsic benefit to either low-income, urban, or rural students from attending private school,” author Kevin Hahnken writes.

Read “Private School Advantages Overhyped, Study Says, Offering Fodder to Vouchers’ Critics,” by Kevin Mahnken, The74 website.

October 1, 2018