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A Victory For School Choice

windskisong Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 6:47 AM
Well said. Although, the idea of school choice programs is that you can choose your kids school like you choose anything else that is important - carefully and with research. Whether the school teaches atheist mumbo jumbo is part of the research. :-) We LOVE home education, have been doing it for 4 years now, daughter and son, and would love to continue, but it is nice to have options.

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...