Voucher students are on par with public-school peers in Milwaukee

Students who use vouchers to attend private schools in Milwaukee are scoring about the same academically as their peers in the city's public schools, new data shows. Critics of the district's 20-year-old voucher program -- the first and oldest in the country -- say if it were working, the voucher students would be outperforming those in public schools. A five-year review of Milwaukee's voucher program is under way and about 50% complete.

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