Study Questions Merits of a Private Education

Last week, a federal study came out that challenges the assumption that private schools are inherently better than public schools. When factors like race, gender and socioeconomic background are taken into account, the study says, students at public and private schools do just about the same on math and science tests.

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Mike Petrilli, vice president for national programs and policy at the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation

Andrew Rotherham, director of education sector, a national non-partisan think tank, and on the Virginia Board of Education; formerly special assistant to the president for domestic policy at the White House

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