The Washington Post looked closely at the DC voucher program and found a shocking lack of oversight or accountability.
The reporters found that there was little or no oversight over curriculum, quality or standards, and parents got no information other than te schools’ advertising.
“…Washington Post review found that hundreds of students use their voucher dollars to attend schools that are unaccredited or are in unconventional settings, such as a family-run K-12 school operating out of a storefront, a Nation of Islam school based in a converted Deanwood residence, and a school built around the philosophy of a Bulgarian psychotherapist.”
Accountability, apparently, is only for public schools.
You can bet that the voucher schools won’t be required to adopt the Common Core standards or to evaluate teachers by test scores. If these schools fail, they won’t e forced to fire their staff or close or turn into a charter.
Double standards, anyone?