Public school vouchers benefit a small handful of students while doing nothing for the majority of Texas students in our public schools. There simply aren’t enough private schools to make a dent. While public schools educate 5 million Texas students, private schools in Texas only educate 313,360 according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
Vouchers do not improve student achievement. Study after study has concluded school vouchers do not result in improved student achievement over traditional public schools. After reviewing the research, the Center for Education Policy concluded, “studies have generally found no clear advantage in academic achievement for students attending private schools with vouchers.”