Report: Voucher students score similarly to public-school peers

06/30/2009 | St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)

Disadvantaged Florida students who receive vouchers to attend private schools scored no better or worse than similar students in public schools, according to research commissioned by the state Legislature. Voucher critics say the results show that private schools don't provide a quick educational fix for the more than 23,000 students who use vouchers, but supporters say vouchers cost the state less than per-pupil expenses at public schools.

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