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August 2008

School Vouchers: The Right Choice or Wrong Policy for Improving Our Schools?

by Michelle T. Armesto

August is back-to-school time, but for many families that means a return to poor-performing schools. The perennial question is how to improve performance. The use of school vouchers is one proposed but highly debated solution. This article examines the history of school vouchers and the major arguments for and against them.