In response to:

Is School Choice a Good Investment?

smokindave Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 2:08 PM
That is true-but the primary reason was that there were virtually no employment, anti-discrimination, and wage laws on the books. Unions were the pre-cursers to that. But now that those laws are indeed on the books, unions serve no purpose other than to keep costs high and unproductive workers employed. Like the covered wagon, the steam locomotive, or the chain gang for that matter-they have outlived their purpose.

Yes, it is. In fact, according to a new study conducted by two distinguished education scholars in the District of Columbia, school choice bolsters public high school graduation rates, reduces crime, and even creates new taxpayers:

The District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) produced $2.62 in benefits for every dollar spent on it. In other words, the return on public investment for the private-school voucher program during its early years was 162 percent. …

In our study we combined the increased-graduation results from the rigorous government evaluation with the work of labor, health, and public-policy economists who have...