ERIC Number: ED470552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul-10
Reference Count: N/A
The Voucher Decision: Charting the New Landscape of School Choice.
Walsh, Mark; Gehring, John; Gewertz, Catherine; Zehr, Mary Ann; Robelen, Eric W.
Education Week, v21 n42 July 10, 2002
These articles highlight reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling upholding the Cleveland voucher program. "Justices Settle Case, Nettle Policy Debate" (Mark Walsh) discusses how the ruling has rejuvenated the school choice movement and reinvigorated debates over how best to improve education for all students. "Voucher Battles Head to State Capitals" (John Gehring) explains that the foundation has been laid for new legislative battles over school vouchers in state capitals nationwide. "A Great Day, or Dark One, for Schools?" (Catherine Gewertz) discusses how advocacy groups of all types reacted to the ruling. "Advocates' Post-Ruling Choice: Bubbly" (Mark Walsh) notes that voucher crusaders greeted the ruling with joy. "Catholics Laud Voucher Decision, See Potential for Growth" (Mary Ann Zehr) explains that the most ebullient response to the ruling came from educators at religious schools already participating in voucher programs. "Ruling Gives Second Wind to Capitol Hill Voucher Advocates" (Erik W. Robelen) notes that action quickly shifted to Capitol Hill after the ruling was announced. "A Long Road to the Court" examines mileposts on the way to the court's ruling. "In the Court's Words" presents excerpts from majority, concurring, and dissenting opinions in the Supreme Court decision in Zelmon v. Simmons-Harris. (SM)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Catholic Schools, Court Litigation, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Private Schools, School Choice, State Legislation
For full text: http://www.edweek.org/ew/newstory.cfm?slug=42vouch_home.h21.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Editorial Projects in Education, Bethesda, MD.