Are Public or Private Schools Doing Better? How the NCES Study Is Being Misinterpreted
Publication Date: August 2006
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Shanea Watkins
Keywords: Education; schools; statistics
A recent study published by the National Center for Education Statistics is being used in an effort to discredit private school voucher programs, but its results should be interpreted cautiously. Studies based on better methods show that students who attend private schools through a voucher program experience greater achievement gains than do their public school counterparts.