High-Handed Injustice

Forbes, Steve
February 2006
Forbes Asia;2/27/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p9
The article focuses on the decision of Florida's highest tribunal that the Opportunity Scholarship voucher program that allowed parents to pull their children out of failing public schools and place them in alternative schools is unconstitutional. The program has been around for 6 years and enables children to receive a real education. It criticizes the tribunal for prohibiting the use of vouchers, even if it indicates that the children would not get the high quality education stated in the constitution. It comments on Florida's approach to eliminate the national movement for genuine reform of the public schools via competition from charter schools and voucher programs for private schools.


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