Given these events, I thought it would be useful to readers and to me to bring together some resources on the issue. I’ve also included more general articles on the idea of school “choice.”
I hope others will provide additional suggestions.
Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea:
Rethinking Schools has an impressive collection of articles titled Struggle Against Vouchers Continues in Milwaukee and Across Nation.
Grasping At Straws was written by Liam Goldrick.
Lessons—Better Than a Voucher, a Ticket to Suburbia is by Richard Rothstein.
Choice schools not outperforming MPS is the headline of a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article.
Vouchers making a comeback, but why? is by Diane Ravitch, and it appeared in The Washington Post.
Report: How voucher landscape is widening comes from Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post.
The ugly truth about “school choice” is from Salon.
The Illusions of School Choice is by Renee Moore.
What Can Voucher Fans Learn from the Space X Mission? is by Bill Ferriter.
Key questions for Democrats on ‘school choice’ is from The Washington Post.
With Vouchers, States Shift Aid for Schools to Families is from The New York Times.
The doubts of a school choice supporter is by Sam Chaltain.
The hype and reality of ‘school choice’ is by Valerie Strauss.
8 Reasons Why School Vouchers Are A Very Bad Idea is from The AFT.
Obama smacks Bill O’Reilly on school vouchers is from Valerie Strauss.
A Grand Compromise: Supporting School Choice Without Savaging Poor Kids is by Richard Kalhlenberg.
The Unsurprising Limits of School Choice in New Orleans & Elsewhere is by John Thompson.
‘School Choice’ and Disenfranchising the Public is by Peter Greene appeared in the Huffington Post and a related piece by a School Superintendent, titled Vouchers still vouchers by any other name, appeared in a San Antonio newspaper — both are very good.
How do schools respond to competition? Not as you might expect. is from The Washington Post.
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