Marie Gryphon

Vouchers Hit the Burbs


For years, school choice seemed stalled on a freeway at the edge of town. Urban voucher programs in Cleveland and Milwaukee were successful. But only the involvement of middle-class suburbs will trigger the market revolution that reformers seek, and the suburbs presented an unassailable front. Statewide ballot measures in favor of vouchers lost big in […]

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Vouching for Milwaukee


Wisconsin bureaucrats will cushion the bump when the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program outgrows its enrollment ceiling this year, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel predicted recently. The MPCP now serves almost 15,000 of the city’s youngest residents. This is nearly the legal maximum of 15 percent of students enrolled in the Milwaukee public schools. If the relevant regulators […]

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