A Think Twice Review of:
Review of The Ohio EdChoice Program’s Impact on School District Enrollments, Finances, and Academics
Think Twice - Feb 21, 2023
Publisher/Think Tank - Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Author(s) - Stéphane Lavertu and John J. Gregg
A recent report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute considers the impacts of vouchers as related to competition in Ohio public schools, increased racial segregation, and local district financial resources. It presents these three issues as the chief concerns of voucher critics and finds few harmful impacts.
Reviewer(s) - Joshua Cowen, Michigan State University
In Michigan State University professor Joshua Cowen’s review of The Ohio EdChoice Program’s Impact on School District Enrollments, Finances, and Academics, he finds that the questions it asks are far too limited. While the report is methodologically sound for the narrow questions it poses, Professor Cowen contends that they are outdated with respect to current concerns raised by voucher critics, which focus on substantially decreased student achievement among students using vouchers.