ERIC Number: ED503015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
School Voucher Programs: Are They The Answer?
The purpose of this paper is to explore the question concerning the benefits of school voucher programs and whether or not they can help to reverse the educational deteriorization that has taken place in the public school system. Several authors and studies were referenced to permit an even exchange of both sides of the issue. The result was a compelling argument made by each side underlined by the fact that failure to come to the correct conclusion could further erode and do irreversible damage to our public school systems. Results will support the fact that a school voucher system, which has already had success in several areas of the country and with many different economic situations, would in all likelihood, be the best course of action in our effort to restore the public school system's credibility in the fastest and most effective manner possible. Because of the dire consequences of a wrong decision, this argument will require further discussion and careful implementation of pilot programs that will permit an unbiased opportunity to decide whether or not school voucher programs will be as effective as many think they will be.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States