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A Victory For School Choice

Rick 2811 Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 7:30 AM
The deep intelligent question has to be: what possible motivation could anyone have to distract a student failing in school to be moved into a situation that reverses that failure course...of course without cheating as in the very public schools of Atlanta...some ? I wonder if Uncle Tom is involved ?

WASHINGTON -- The school choice movement -- which germinated 50 years ago in free-market economist Milton Friedman's fertile mind -- recently counted its largest victory. The Indiana Supreme Court unanimously upheld the constitutionality of the state's school voucher program. Under it, more than half a million low- and middle-income Hoosier students -- and about 62 percent of all families -- are eligible for state aid to help pay for a private or religious school.

This is what school choice has traditionally lacked: scale.

Since the first experiment in Milwaukee in 1990, voucher programs have been resisted by a powerful...