Do Vouchers Work? Wall Street Journal Looks at Milwaukee Program

The Wall Street Journal recently examined the Milwaukee school voucher program, the largest in the country, and found some interesting trends. As schools (including religious schools) accept a larger number of voucher students and those students come to represent the majority of a school’s enrollment, the academic success can decline to the point where there is little difference academically between the voucher schools and neighboring public schools. Conversely, where the number of voucher students is kept at a lower percentage of the student body, these students enjoy greater academic success. Read “Do Vouchers Work?” for more information.