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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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