Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Liberals appear to be happily stomping on what they presume to be the tomb of the voucher movement. This celebration is predicated on the failure of vouchers to be the silver bullet for Milwaukee's educational needs. The Milwaukee voucher pilot demonstrated modest gains at a cost per pupil less than than public schools average expenditure for student. It just seems odd to label something as an outright failure when it yields a slightly better product at a lower cost. Most folks would call that an improvement, not a panacea or silver bullet, but an improvement.