Questions about Figlio study of Florida Schools

posted Sep 1, 2012, 3:12 AM by Bill Duncan

Northwestern University Professor David Figlio released his annual study on Florida’s voucher schools.

The article that the Tampa Bay Times ran on Aug. 23 repeated the conclusion of voucher proponents but did not consult with education experts, other researchers or metrics experts on the subject.

Given the apples-to-oranges-to-moldy-peaches nature of Figlio’s comparison, the headline “Voucher students make academic gains similar to other students” is tenuous at best.