Study: Achievement is up in Florida since voucher program began

06/2/2010 | St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)

Student achievement at Florida's public schools has risen slightly since the state began offering private-school vouchers to low-income students in 2001, according to a study. The study cites increased competition for the gains. However, the achievement boost is less than the gains associated with class-size reductions. "Anybody looking for a silver bullet has to keep looking," one researcher said. "What we find is certainly positive and statistically strong, but it's not like public schools are revolutionizing overnight because of this, either."

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