School Vouchers Scam Goes Down
Against The Current vol. 90

Cooper, Loiuse
Date Written:  2001-01-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2001
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12964

A key achievement in the November elections was the defeat of school voucher schemes in California and Michigan. California's Proposition 38 would have offered every child in California a $4,000 voucher to use at a private school of their choice; a more modest proposal in Michigan would have provided vouchers worth $3,300 to public school students in school districts with the highest drop-out rates. The fact that both were defeated so resoundingly (with seventy percent voting against) may sound the death knell for other voucher schemes around the country, as well as other efforts designed to pave the way for privatization of our public schools.

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