A new report backs up claims that there’s little difference in the performance of students in Milwaukee Public Schools and low-income kids who get state-funded vouchers to attend private schools.
The report from the Legislative Audit Bureau confirms the findings of an earlier study done by a privately-funded group of researchers. It found there was no significant difference between students receiving taxpayer-funded vouchers and the state’s largest school district.
In March, the Department of Public Instruction announced the results of its own study, which found MPS students were out-performing those in voucher schools. However, the study only looked at test scores from a single year. The research confirmed by state auditors was based on a review of scores from a five-year period.