ERIC Number: EJ1156608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
School Vouchers: Stealing from the Poor to Give to the Rich?
San Jose, Alyssa L.
Communique, v46 n2 p16-17 Oct 2017
School vouchers are defined as certificates of government funding that are allocated to students and intended to defer the cost of tuition at a private school of the student or the student's parents' choice. With strong views on opposing sides, the issue of school choice and the corresponding use of vouchers has certainly been catapulted into the center of national education policy debate. This article provides a history of school vouchers and their advancement of student learning. The author states that the lack of accountability and lack of transparency, in addition to the potential loss of funding to the public school system to provide these vouchers for the private schools, are only a few problems that exist with the school voucher program.
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, School Choice, Accountability, Funding Formulas, Performance Factors, Program Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational History, Court Litigation
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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