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The Dark Side Of Increasing School Choice


January 9, 2017

What could be wrong with increasing the options available to families for their children’s education? That is an important question since the North Carolina General Assembly’s passage of two voucher programs now in their second year of implementation. In addition, both President Trump and his designee as Secretary of Education, Ms. Betsy DeVos, have advocated expanded school choice as a preferred strategy to improve educational performance.

Let us look at some basic data. Of the almost 1,800,000 children in grades kindergarten through grade 12 in North Carolina, about 23 percent (...

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