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What the Trump Administration isn't telling us about "school choice" (AKA "school privatization")

  • In Vice President Mike Pence's back yard of Indiana, students who transferred from a public to a private school using vouchers experienced lower levels of academic achievement.

  • Don't be fooled. “School choice” is a catch-all phrase that covers a variety of efforts to privatize public education.

  • The "school choice" movement has been around for decades, trying to expand its reach school district state by state.

  • Decades of studies have demonstrated that vouchers do not improve educational outcomes.

  • Private voucher schools do not have the same obligations as public schools under federal law to protect students from harassment and discrimination.

  • Accountability is virtually non-existent in many private charter school programs.

Read more: What Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and Betsy DeVos Won't Tell You About 'School Choice'


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