Milwaukee Vouchers

The expansion of the voucher program in Milwaukee is on its way to being signed there today. Includes some additional accountability provisions. Two takeaways here: First, this process is further evidence that vouchers may be the stalking horse for public charter schools, not the other way around. Leave aside the religion aspect, and the constant — and necessary — laying on of accountability provisions — starts to make these voucher programs look more and more like charter school laws. Second, the demand for choice is, or should be, obvious and public school supporters need to respond with serious alternatives. The self-satisfied certitude and denial is a recipe for disaster.

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