We may be tempted to sit back and breathe a sigh of relief now that this year’s school voucher battle is over. But we shouldn’t let our guard down yet. Just like zombies, voucher bills in Oklahoma keep resurrecting themselves during each legislative session. If we don’t find some silver bullets soon, one of those zombies might just take over. Don’t think that’s a bad thing? Consider these insights from a New Jersey education blogger:
Our Idiotic Conversation About School Vouchers
The idea that private school vouchers can expand opportunities for students currently enrolled in urban public schools is transparently foolish. And yet, time and again, reformy types keep bringing it up, making comparisons to elite private schools that are utterly laughable — especially when voucher funds will actually be going to schools that are nothing like St. Benedict’s.