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Educational Vouchers – Facts, Figures, and a Summary of the Research

Educational vouchers have gained increasing currency in recent months as a potential school reform strategy in Pennsylvania. Both Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidates have publicly endorsed vouchers in some form, and the Pennsylvania legislature has expressed interest in this topic as well. Vouchers could have dramatic effects on education in the commonwealth, and could have implications nationwide. The following 14 questions and their answers provide important information about vouchers that can inform debates and discussions about this critical educational reform issue. This document is based on recent, reputable research that uses rigorous statistical techniques and is not funded by political or politically biased sources.