Milwaukee’s strongest voucher schools are growing, while weak schools are closing, reports Alan Borsuk in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. As a result, there are fewer voucher schools in the city educating more students.
“The market is working,” said Terry Brown, who heads St. Anthony. “It’s not a perfect market,” but over time many bad schools have been weeded out.
Most of the thriving voucher schools are religiously affiliated, but one secular school is growing rapidly, serving a mix of black, Hispanic and Hmong students. A “safe atmosphere” is a key draw for parents.