The teacher pay issue drew the most interesting comments. Someone who left only a first name wrote

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.