Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Good News Vouchers

Every good news story about school vouchers are a win.

Ms. Walton found the solution to her problem, one shared by thousands of parents in the District of Columbia, in Washington's Opportunity Scholarship program. The $13 million, federally funded, five-year pilot program - created by an act of Congress in January 2004 - provides a voucher of up to $7,500 for low-income families in the District of Columbia to send their children to private schools. Now in its second year, the voucher program is generating positive reviews, both formal and anecdotal.

Even Kansas, the land of Intelligent Design is considering them.

I just wish that someone, somewhere, would make the jump and provide vouchers for every student as opposed to just low-income families.  I think that there is a very good argument that the state has a vested interest in making sure that children are educated, I just don’t think that the state should actually provide an education.  

So many dumb and pointless arguments about education could be completely avoided if we just let parents decide what is important.

Hat Tip: RedState

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