When: Thu., July 7, 12-1:30 p.m. 2016
Proponents of school vouchers assert that the programs allow students from low-income families the opportunity to attend high-performing schools they couldn't otherwise afford. Critics argue that school choice afforded by the vouchers hurts those students who remain public schools and drains resources from public education. Do voucher programs actually benefit the students they are designed to help? Join us for a conversation with David N. Figlio, Ph.D., Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, on the performance of school voucher programs.