Comments of the Week, 2003-03-26
By Arnold Kling
a voucher system would make the educationally well-off better off, would make the poorly-off worse off, would Balkanize society, and would create an educational under-class.
To which Patrick Sullivan replied,
All of the above problems exist in the current public school regime. Vouchers would give the poor, stuck in lousy schools a fighting chance for an education (if they want it). It’s not the people living in good school districts who want vouchers, it’s those who don’t.
I would add that on the issue of vouchers and fairness, I once wrote this.
Feel free to continue the discussion on the earlier thread.