Arnold Kling

Vouchers Squeak By

Arnold Kling, Great Questions of Economics
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Michael Lynch is thrilled that the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of school vouchers.

In a country that relies on publicly funded vouchers to help pay for higher education and pre-school, the only question people will have decades from now is why First Amendment concerns were ever an issue.

Then why was the decision only 5-4? Does this mean that if the Democrats get to name enough Supreme Court justices, vouchers will be unconstitutional?

Discussion Question. Economists tend to be in favor of some things that appear to have no hope politically. Do school vouchers fall in that category?

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