June 22, 2010 3:26PM

New Report: DC Voucher Program Still a Success

The latest and final scheduled report on the DC voucher program is out.


Conclusion?


Even a tiny, restricted program that’s only been around for six years increases graduation rates, has a positive impact on at least some groups of students, harms no groups of students, and does this for less than a third of what the DC Public Schools spend.


DCPS spends around $28,000 per student. The last report pegged the average voucher at just $6,620. The maximum voucher cost is just $7,500.


Huge sums of money saved, student performance increased, parents happier … why is this program being killed?


Oh, right.