Local 24 Investigates: School Vouchers

August 20, 2014 2:54PM

Local 24 in Memphis did a great story on our recently released education report. You can watch the full video here.

The report, “Saving Education,” broke down school spending. It looked at fixed and variable costs at school districts across the state. The findings are that most schools districts wouldn’t lose money under a voucher system. The report said Shelby County Schools would come out $1,500 ahead for every student that left with a voucher. That is because only a portion of the funding would follow the child. The rest would stay with the public school district. “We already spend a set amount of money on each child and only a portion of that would follow each student so why not create a win/win situation,” Justin Owen of Beacon Center said.