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The grave danger of vouchers

Many associated with the Mises Institute  have warned of this danger many times, but the closer that vouchers come to reality, the more the private schools themselves are understanding it just as well. See "Private Schools Leery of Voucher Trade-offs"  in the Washington Post. What if schools that refuse to accept them face competitive pressures from those that do? The end result may be that all schools must accept government money to survive. This could be the legacy of the voucher movement, for which it ought to be held accountable by all who are concerned about the need to separate education and the state.

 

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William L. Anderson is a professor of economics at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland.

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