A Think Twice Review of:
Review of The 123s of School Choice: What the Research Says About Private School Choice Programs in America, 2023 Edition
Think Twice - Oct 12, 2023
Publisher/Think Tank - EdChoice
Author(s) - EdChoice
The 2023 (fifth) edition of a semi-regular EdChoice report about school-choice studies is billed as an updated overview of the varied and often contested research on outcomes in voucher-like programs that provide public funding for private schools. But like earlier editions, it uses flawed methods that tally certain voucher studies finding impacts on any subgroup, even if there was no effect on most students. There is little to no accounting for the studies’ sampling, quality, generalizability, or other important factors.
Reviewer(s) - Christopher Lubienski, Indiana University
Christopher Lubienski of Indiana University reviewed The 123s of School Choice: What the Research Says About Private School Choice Programs in America, 2023 Edition and found fault in its study-selection issues, a mis-weighting of studies of varied value, and a simplistic and often misleading design.