Giving Compass' Take:

· Corey A. DeAngelis at Cato Institute reports on the factual evidence regarding private school choice in the wake of educators writing misleading arguments. 

· Why are so many educators in disagreement when it comes to school choice? How can we trust academics to responsibly report (and engage with) the scientific evidence?

· Here are the ways and reasons school choice is succeeding. 

Here we go again. Just a few days ago, two education professors released a shockingly misleading piece on the private school choice evidence.

Here are the facts.

The authors claim that the “latest evidence” shows that the Washington, D.C., voucher program has “large, negative impacts on academic achievement.” The only problem is that the most recent federal evaluation of the D.C. voucher program does not show any negative effects on student test scores after three years. In fact, the study finds statistically significant positive effects on reports of safety, satisfaction, and attendance. What’s more, the D.C. choice program produces these benefits at about a third of the cost of nearby public schools.

There are a lot of disagreements in the school choice debate. But we should all be able to agree on one thing: At a bare minimum, we should be able to trust academics to responsibly report (and engage with) the scientific evidence. Yet, here we are.

How could anyone get these findings so wrong?

Read the full article about school choice by Corey A. DeAngelis at Cato Institute.