A Think Twice Review of:
A Win-Win Solution: The Empirical Evidence on How Vouchers Affect Public Schools
Think Twice - Apr 27, 2009
Publisher/Think Tank - Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice
This report purports to present a summary of previous research about the competitive effect of vouchers on public schools. The report concludes that such competition improves public schools.
Reviewer(s) - Christopher Lubienski, University of Illinois
Lubienski finds that the report misrepresents the research and selectively reads the evidence in some of the studies. He points out that the majority of the studies cited were produced by voucher advocacy organizations and almost none were peer reviewed. Lubienski concludes that the report is actually “an overview that seems designed to build a pro-voucher argument rather than an evenhanded presentation of research.”