We oppose vouchers due to large amounts of data showing children in voucher schools don’t outperform children in public schools and because they hurt the children left behind. Read this story from North Carolina.
“In our city schools, many children have suffered beyond imagination, and obviously there remain significant achievement gaps, but no private school – religious or otherwise – accepts our most needy kids because of the work and lack of parental involvement. Public schools accept everyone with grace. Vouchers siphon money away from kids like David.
Vouchers will help charter schools and religious schools, but kids like David will undoubtedly lose, and it reverses the message that we, as a people, are looking out for those in the most need. I’m not sure that’s something to celebrate.”