Op-ed this weekend in the Lake Charles American Press looks at lessons to learn from the latest study on the Louisiana Scholarship Program by the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans at Tulane University.
Whatever the case, the results can teach Louisiana residents on both sides of the issue a valuable lesson: When judging the merit of large-scale education reform, patience is key. The effects will change over time; no one study proves anything. The education system is complex, and outcomes are hard to predict.
While opponents may be tempted to point to this latest study as proof that vouchers still don’t improve performance, and supporters may be tempted to project future improvements, let’s all remember not to jump to conclusions.
When the future of our children hangs in the balance, we can’t afford to.
Have a great week. – Paul
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