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Luis Huerta on Houston Public Radio: "Vouchers Don't Always Increase Access"

Luis Huerta, Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy, is quoted in a Houston Public Media radio story about school voucher proposals in Texas. Huerta, who has researched vouchers and charter schools, says that vouchers, which would make state allocations for public school portable to private institutions, don't always lead to greater access to private schools."Private organizations, specifically private schools, have the ability to choose whomever they want to enter into those schools," he said.Huerta debunked another claim about vouchers -'" that students perform better in private schools. In fact, he said research indicates that after students transfer to a private school, they often perform about the same as their peers back in public school -'" or even worse. And it's impossible to hold private schools accountable for students' education, even if they receive public dollars.He's planning to testify at a Texas Senate senate hearing Thursday.
Luis Huerta on Houston Public Radio: "Vouchers Don't Always Increase Access"
Published in Quoted & Noted
3/26/2015

Luis Huerta, Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy, is quoted in a Houston Public Media radio story about school voucher proposals in Texas. Huerta, who has researched vouchers and charter schools, says that vouchers, which would make state allocations for public school portable to private institutions, don't always lead to greater access to private schools.“Private organizations, specifically private schools, have the ability to choose whomever they want to enter into those schools,” he said.Huerta debunked another claim about vouchers — that students perform better in private schools. In fact, he said research indicates that after students transfer to a private school, they often perform about the same as their peers back in public school — or even worse. And it's impossible to hold private schools accountable for students’ education, even if they receive public dollars.He’s planning to testify at a Texas Senate senate hearing Thursday.

Listen to the whole program here.

Published Friday, Mar. 27, 2015

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Luis Huerta on Houston Public Radio: "Vouchers Don't Always Increase Access"

Luis Huerta on Houston Public Radio: "Vouchers Don't Always Increase Access"
Published in Quoted & Noted
3/26/2015

Luis Huerta, Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy, is quoted in a Houston Public Media radio story about school voucher proposals in Texas. Huerta, who has researched vouchers and charter schools, says that vouchers, which would make state allocations for public school portable to private institutions, don't always lead to greater access to private schools.“Private organizations, specifically private schools, have the ability to choose whomever they want to enter into those schools,” he said.Huerta debunked another claim about vouchers — that students perform better in private schools. In fact, he said research indicates that after students transfer to a private school, they often perform about the same as their peers back in public school — or even worse. And it's impossible to hold private schools accountable for students’ education, even if they receive public dollars.He’s planning to testify at a Texas Senate senate hearing Thursday.

Listen to the whole program here.
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