Wednesday, April 29, 2015

School choice mythbusting (cont'd)

"For 13 years, I've been a researcher in the school choice movement, and from day one the most important part of the job has been mythbusting," Greg Forster writes in the new issue of Perspective. "Ask any other researcher in this field and he’ll say the same. There’s no other issue in American politics where one side has built its case so thoroughly upon untrue factual statements. It seems like no media story on this topic can get by without repeating these myths as facts. It never stops."

Because the myths never stop ("public schools welcome all children," for example, and "the research on school vouchers is mixed")—and because it's been a while since Jay Greene and Marcus Winters last did some mythbusting in Oklahoma—Forster's contribution is most welcome. I encourage you to read it here.

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