Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Only one in four students who received a voucher was zoned to a D or F graded school
According to Florida State University, who studies the state voucher program, three in four students who receive vouchers have chosen to leave successful public schools. You should read that again and let it sink in.
It means that only one in four students who received a voucher was zoned to go to a D or F graded school. It also means that seventy five percent of students who received vouchers chose to leave the public school system for a reason that has nothing to do with academics.
Since nearly three quarters of schools that receive vouchers are religious schools, getting a religious education is probably the biggest reason why. I don’t think there is anything wrong with kids getting a religious education, I do however think there is a problem when it is paid for with money diverted from the state treasury.
Voucher schools by the way do not have to have certified teachers, recognized curriculums, and have barely any accountability measures, both financially and academically in place.
To read more, click the links, http://lwveducation.com/latest-florida-tax-credit-scholarship-report-released/