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Is the Issue Accountability or Funding Religious Education?

"If parents don't have options besides public schools, there is no accountability.  Accountability without consequences means nothing….The system needs to be shaken up."  President George Bush (excerpt) The Center for Education Reform More

     The debate continues to escalate around the issue of School Vouchers.  This page is dedicated to providing links to help parents examine the pros and cons of the proposed school voucher system.   

     On the surface, it appears that if public schools are dependant upon the positive or negative impressions they leave upon parents, than the implementation of a voucher system should translate into improved conditions for our children educated within the system.  Parental dissatisfaction has fanned the flames of controversy on this issue, and rightly so.  Schools and school systems performing poorly claim that vouchers will only worsen the situation, parents are tired of waiting for "a brighter day", and private schools are chomping at the bit for new students. 

     Now the religious implications are pulled into the equation.  Is it a matter of state funded religious education, or is it the fact that labeling it so fuel's the fire of those adamant about the separation of church and state?  Take the time to explore the issue, and come to your own conclusions.  This may very well be a turning point for the deteriorating condition of the public school system.


School Choice 2001: What's Happening in the States
Edited by
Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D., Jennifer J. Garrett,
and Janice A. Smith

The States, the District of Columbia, Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico

Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
 

Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
 

Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Mariana Is.
Puerto Rico

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Study Shows that School Vouchers Boost the Achievement of Low- Income African-Americans     (Brookings Institute )   William G. Howell, University of Wisconsin, Patrick J. Wolf, Guest Scholar, Governmental Studies Program, Paul E. Peterson, Harvard, and David E. Campbell, Harvard.    

Abstract

Are low-income children helped when they are able to use a voucher to switch from a public to a private school? Recently, a research team that included Patrick J. Wolf, Guest Scholar in Governmental Studies at Brookings, analyzed the results of privately funded voucher experiments in New York City; Dayton, Ohio; and Washington, D.C.
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Supreme Court Upholds Voucher System That Pays Religious Schools' Tuition

The New York Times
By LINDA GREENHOUSE

WASHINGTON, June 27 — (excerpt) The Supreme Court, concluding that Cleveland's voucher plan was "a program of true private choice," today upheld the use of public money for religious school tuition in a decisive 5-to-4 ruling that the majority called a logical outgrowth of recent decisions and the dissenters described as a fundamental break with the past. (More)

 

 

 

 

School Choice

Charter Schools
Magnet Schools
School Vouchers

 

US Dept of Education: 
State Information and Contacts 

NEA President Bob Chase:  The Real School Choice

The Heritage Foundation:  School Choice 2001:

 What's Happening in the States

 

 

Education Week on the Web: 

 A Great Day, or Dark One, for Schools?

 

Rethinking Schools:

Voucher Links

The Heritage Foundation:  Why Vouchers are needed for Poor Children

National Education Assoc: 

Voucher System Would Hurt Schools

 

CNN.com: Voucher Study Shows Gains for Black Students

School Choice Info.org:

Public School Choice

Alternative, Magnet, and Interdistrict

Friedman Foundation.org:  About School Choice

Institute for Justice.org:  School Choice Research Center

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research: Why Vouchers can help Inner City Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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