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ERIC Number: ED409610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 135
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-57392-092-4
The Case Against School Vouchers.
Doerr, Edd; And Others
Controversy over whether public funds should be used to support nonpublic education has raged since the early 19th century. In the 1990s the debate centers around elementary and secondary school tuition vouchers or tutorial assistance grants. This book summarizes the case against vouchers and provides evidence and documentation for each argument. The chapters argue that voucher proposals undermine religious liberty; clash with the Establishment Clause of the Constitution; run counter to public opinion; provide funding to fundamentalist Christian schools that teach bigotry; conflict with the major tenets of American democracy--respect for diversity, intellectual freedom, and religious tolerance; create additional transportation costs; and exacerbate inequities among school districts. Appendices contain information on Milwaukee's voucher "experiment," nonpublic school enrollment by state, selected quotations addressing state-church separation and the value of public education, and suggestions for further reading (17 annotated sources.) (LMI)
Prometheus Books, 59 John Glenn Drive, Amherst, NY 14228-2197
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A