The defeat of a school voucher program reveals the truth within the ‘school choice’ debate
By Sandra Jones
The momentum for education savings accounts is increasing across the country, and public education advocates say they will endanger neighborhood schools.
“If the school choice movement has its way, and the marketplace is the only driver of schooling, there may be communities with no schools because no one is interested in operating a school in that community,” said Carol Burris, executive director of the Network for Public Education. “Or, it may be that the only school is a religious school, so if you want a secular school for your child, you will be out of luck.”