In a new PBS mini-series, a leading libertarian embarks on a worldwide quest in search of functioning markets in education. Spoiler alert: He doesn’t find many. But the late Cato Institute scholar Andrew Coulson does find cause for optimism in his swan song, School Inc., as he scans the globe[Read More…]
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“Vouchers” for all? Good reasons for all to have access to education marketplace
Editor’s note: After posting Howard Fuller’s concerns about universal vouchers last week, we asked Andrew J. Coulson, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom, to offer his perspective. It’s not hard to see why Howard Fuller might be skeptical of universal government education programs. Public schooling is one such program and[Read More…]
School choice as a moral imperative
At the edge of the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, there is today unfolding a conference that has brought together advocates for school choice of varying ideological stripes. There are some participants who support public school choice among charter academies but who are skeptical of the success of publicly funding private[Read More…]
Private schools with public students need oversight
Fordham reasoned that the more a private school begins through its percentage of voucher or tax credit scholarship students to look like a public school, the more it needs to be regulated like one. That seems fair enough as a working guideline. In Florida, where we have 33,000 tax credit scholarship students who make up on average only 17 percent of the total enrollment in their private schools, the sliding scale approach seems entirely reasonable.