With the expansion of North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program there is plenty of interest in evaluating how students are performing.
Earlier this year, Duke university researchers authored a study which concluded the program is unlikely to improve student outcomes.
When the paper was released in March, I took issue with the study’s methodology and conclusions. I wrote about it here.
Today, Parents for Educational Freedom (PEFNC) weighs in on this debate with the release of a white paper.
The paper exposes the problems with the Duke study, reviews up-to-date school choice research and highlights a new framework for providing the needed “apples-to-apples” comparison of Opportunity Scholarship Students and public school students.
If you’re interested in ensuring the Opportunity Scholarship Program is fairly evaluated, read the PEFNC report.
Access the PEFNC press release here.