Key Issue: School Vouchers

Voucher Poll Sept 2011 smVouchers do not save tax dollars. Our schools are already seeing larger class sizes and fewer programs as a result of Gov. Corbett's $860 million in budget cuts to public schools. An unaccountable, unproven voucher program would mean more cuts for public education.

Pennsylvanians oppose vouchers
Sixty-five percent of Pennsylvanians oppose school vouchers, according to a new public opinion poll. Click the graph on the right to view larger version. Source: Terry Madonna Opinion Research survey.

There is no conclusive evidence showing that private school voucher programs raise student achievement. Voucher programs in Milwaukee and Cleveland have shown no conclusive evidence that these programs improve student performance.

However, research shows that increased school funding and resources promote student achievement and improvement in public schools.

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