"What have you got against private school vouchers?" your brother-in-law demands over Sunday dinner. Ah, if he only knew the facts.
NEA opposes school vouchers because they divert essential resources from public schools to private and religious schools, while offering no real "choice" for the overwhelming majority of students.
Teachers, parents, and the general public have long opposed private school tuition vouchers — especially when funds for vouchers compete with funds for overall improvements in America's public schools. NEA and its affiliates have been leaders in the fight to improve public schools— and oppose alternatives that divert attention, energy, and resources from efforts to reduce class size, enhance teacher quality, and provide every student with books, computers, and safe and orderly schools.
Read more of NEA's case against vouchers.
Evaluations of Existing Voucher Programs
School Vouchers: The Emerging Track Record
NEA produced this overview of independent evaluations of existing voucher programs. (2002)