TTP | A Right Done Wrong?
Hoosier Education Reform -
April 18th, 2011
School vouchers are a lot like edible underwear: they're a dynamite idea on paper, but if not executed wisely by the right individuals can end up being a hot, sticky mess that leaves a bad taste in everyone's mouth.
Vouchers traditionally were created to give children from low income families in badly performing public schools the opportunity to attend a private school and get a quality education. Makes sense, but what if those vouchers are awarded by blind chance and not on merit? What if those vouchers are not just for the poor and struggling, but rather available for any middle class kid not digging his current school?
Helping those who want to help themselves, we get. Gambling with taxpayers' money for the indifferent and unhappy because they didn't make the football team, we don't. Indiana lawmakers got the undies in their hands this week. It will be interesting to see if they pull them on, and who eats it.
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