ERIC Number: ED171844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb-9
Reference Count: 0
Quality Education for Inner-City Minorities through Education Vouchers.
Blum, Virgil C.
Research would seem to indicate that black and other non-white students in private schools are at or near the national norm in every area, and far ahead of their peers in public school. There have been notable achievements in the education of black children by Catholic and other inner-city private schools. But since these schools exist in very limited numbers and are largely tuition-supported, most black parents do not have the opportunity to choose a high-quality private school for the education of their children. Our system of funding education makes inevitable the cycle of poverty for most poor black children. A remedy for the gross inequities in educational opportunities would be the adoption of education voucher programs. Vouchers of monetary value issued by the government to all parents with school-age children would provide black parents, and others, a real choice in the education of their children, a choice that would enable them to send their children to high quality public and private schools. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Milwaukee, WI.
Note: Address delivered to the School of Education, University of San Francisco (San Francisco, California, February 9, 1978)