Expanding school choice and competition is the most important action we can take to improve America’s schools. Although school choice faces strong opposition from powerful teachers unions and their entrenched political allies, expanding choice through vouchers, charters, and tax credits has repeatedly been shown to improve student achievement, reduce segregation, promote civic values, and facilitate other productive reforms.
In this eloquent Broadside, Jay P. Greene outlines the case for school choice and shows how it is the most appealing strategy for anyone who is serious about educational reform.
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