A recent federal report has found that a Washington, DC school voucher program had no positive effect on student performance and potentially even negatively impacted it. But Congress is poised to continue the program anyway, the Washington Post reports.
The study, published April 27, found that private schools that accept vouchers saw no improvements in reading or math scores of students who used vouchers between 2012 and 2014. In some cases, the scores actually declined.
Meanwhile, Congress announced on May 1 that its new bipartisan budget deal would extend the voucher program, known as the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), read more >>>