Marie Gryphon hits the key voucher point I have been making (not in print!) for years — the vital importance of breaking out of the “inner city only” or “low income only” box, so that families of ALL backgrounds and locations can benefit from greater educational freedom. To that end, it’s equally vital to stress the importance of non-voucher approaches to broadening the constituencies of freedom, including private action, Coverdell Accounts, scholarship tax credits, and many more that no one has invented yet. If we truly care about educational opportunity for the poor, we need to make a common cause between the neediest families, and the patrons of public schools who want something better than the status quo.p>Great job, Marie. br> — George A. Pieler /p> p> Regarding “Vouchers Hit the Burbs,” haven’t we learned anything from what’s happened to our colleges and universities since they’ve all become dependent on our taxes? Costs (actually prices) have skyrocketed and liberals imposed political correctness on almost all of them. Vouchers will eventually do the same thing to private elementary and high schools. br> — D. Duggan /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?