School voucher expert Christopher Lubienski cited in New York Times article
by Trip Gabriel / Jun 12, 2012
June 11, 2012—NEW YORK TIMES (nytimes.com), Trip Gabriel—“Voucher” is a fighting word in education, so it may be understandable that when Mitt Romney speaks about improving the nation’s schools, he never uses that term. Nonetheless, as president, Mr. Romney would seek to overhaul the federal government’s largest programs for kindergarten through 12th grade into a voucherlike system … But critics say that the improvements are small, and that the idea is shaped by ideology more than evidence. “Romney is on poor empirical ground in making a claim based on competitive effects,” said Christopher Lubienski, an associate professor in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois.