Equality For All

Fact Sheets: The Truth About Vouchers

  1. "Educational Vouchers: Effectiveness, Choice and Costs," Henry M. Levin, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 17, No. 3, 373-392 (1998), p. 387.
  2. "Educational Vouchers: Effectiveness, Choice and Costs," p. 383.
  3. Joseph Claude Harris, cited in "The Cleveland Voucher Program: Who Chooses? Who Gets Chosen? Who Pays?" A Report by the American Federation of Teachers, 1997, p. 18.

Voters Affirm Commitment to Public Schools And Reject Vouchers on November 7

In California, billionaire dot.com entrepreneur Tim Draper fired his blunderbuss – the voucher proposal known as Proposition 38 – hoping to shatter the very foundation of public education. Even some voucher supporters recognized that Draper’s proposal went too far towards establishing a laissez-faire scheme that would have subsidized private schooling for the rich while leaving the vast majority of students behind. In Michigan, a more nuanced voucher initiative launched and financed by Amway multimillionaire Dick DeVos was given a much better chance of being accepted by the voters.

Voters Affirm Commitment to Public Schools And Reject Vouchers on November 7

Editorial Memorandum: Voters Affirm Commitment to Public Schools And Reject Vouchers on November 7

Civil Rights and Voucher Wrongs

In recent months and especially since Zelman, pro-voucher groups have increasingly tried to hitch their wagon to a star-weaving 'civil rights' themes into their message in the hopes that this will resonate with the public and elected officials. Specifically, voucher backers are comparing the Cleveland ruling to the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision.

Anti-Gay Politics and the Religious Right

An analysis of the Religious Right's anti-gay policies and activities, leading up to the Christian Coalition's 1998 Road to Victory Conference.

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