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You Choose, You, erm… Win!
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Over at The American
Prospect
, Dana Goldstein takes
on school voucher programs
, writing:

Voucher programs stack the deck against families who prefer
a secular education for their children. In Milwaukee, the site of the largest
private-voucher experiment to date, 102 of 120 participating schools are
religious-affiliated.

I'm not really sure how this follows. Vouchers wouldn't
actually prohibit anyone from attending a secular school, and, in fact, would
actually expand the number of secular schools available for many students. Without
vouchers in place, students and their parents are typically required to attend
a single, particular public school. Depending on how the system works, they may
have a few options, but even that's somewhat rare. Vouchers, of course, give
students and families more choices. Even in a program dominated by religious
schools like Milwaukee, participating students would still be able to go to the secular public school they would've otherwise attended, plus would have 18 additional secular
schools from which to choose from. How, exactly, this is "stacking the deck"
beats me.

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