Evidence That Public Schools Outperform Private Ones

Based upon the belief that private institutions—because they are competitively driven—are better than public ones, policy makers have increasingly turned to vouchers, charter schools and other market-based models to help improve our schools.  In their book, The Public School Advantage: Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools, Christopher A. and Sarah Theule Lubienski offer powerful evidence to undercut this belief by showing that public schools in fact outperform private ones.

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