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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

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

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.

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