Research and Expert Opinions
Department of Education Study on SES:“This March, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released a report on Supplemental Educational Services impact on student achievement. The study show that SES participation results in statistically significant achievement gains in both mathematics and reading.”Summary of the Report
Rand Study on SES and Choice: “A nationwide SES study conducted by the Rand Corporation found that student participation in SES in school districts including Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, San Diego, and Washington, D.C. had a statistically significant, positive effect on students’ achievement in reading and math.” Rand Study on SES and Choice
President’s Proposal Would Eliminate A Lifeline For Students: “This means few if any students would have access to the immediate lifeline that tutoring and transfers provide,” said Kline, the senior Republican on the education committee. BusinessWeek
Washington Post Is Concerned About Scrapping Tutoring: “Moreover, we worry that the administration is rashly scrapping the requirement that parents in failing schools be offered school choice and free tutoring.” Washington Post Editorial
Former Secretary of Education Disagrees With Eliminating SES:“Margaret Spellings, Duncan’s predecessor as education secretary…. said she disagrees with Obama’s scrapping of provisions that provided free tutoring and the chance for families to switch their children out of low-performing schools.