The Brookings Institution released a long-term study earlier this month that examined the effects of school vouchers on eventual college enrollment. The academics had their say, but what do educators — the ones who are interacting with students on a daily basis — and other education-policy advocates have to say about it? Here we share some reactions from Twitter.
Vouchers deserve a spot among the array of interventions available to education policy makers. There remains no magic bullet. #BIVouchers— Bart Pogue (@BartPogue) August 23, 2012
We need to empower parents and students to have a diversity of choices in schools, classes, and teachers. #BIVouchers— Nelson R (@nelsonri72) August 23, 2012
The vouchers don't just affect the psychology of the students, it also affects that of the parents (parental satisfaction) #BIVouchers— Bobby Thompson (@SunshineAsAMan) August 23, 2012
Wonder how NYC vouchers differ from other prgrms? Vouchers didn't cover total cost of private school, so still cost to parents. #BIVouchers— Mandy Zatynski (@MandyZatynski) August 23, 2012
This article is part of our Next America: Higher Education project, which is supported by grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Lumina Foundation.