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ERIC Number: ED509530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar-8
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
School Choice in Sweden: An Interview with Thomas Idergard of Timbro. WebMemo. No. 2828
Lips, Dan
Heritage Foundation
Across the United States, policymakers are increasingly adopting education policies that give families the power to choose their children's schools. Nonetheless, the idea of providing school vouchers to allow children to attend private schools remains controversial. For instance, congressional leaders and the Obama Administration have tried to end a successful school voucher program for low-income children in Washington, D.C. American policymakers on the Left and the Right may be surprised to learn that a universal school choice program has taken hold in Sweden. The author interviewed Thomas Idergard, Program Director of Welfare and Reform Strategy Studies at Timbro, a free-market think tank based in Stockholm. In this interview, Thomas Idergard talked about Sweden's voucher program. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Heritage Foundation
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Sweden; United States