Voucher programs do not benefit low-income minority students

By their nature, federally financed voucher proposals are ill-designed to benefit low-income minority students. Using limited federal resources to support a private education that can only serve a small percentage of students is illogical when the majority of students are attending neighborhood public schools. Simply adding more money for vouchers makes even less sense. If this additional money exists, it makes far more sense to support the neighborhood public schools versus sending a select few to private schools. Further, private schools do not have the capacity to serve all low-income students. They were not designed for this purpose. In fact, most private schools were established so they would not have to serve all students. Expecting private schools to now fulfill the role of public schools is preposterous.

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