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Vouchers Within Reason: A Child-Centered Approach to Education Reform


James G. Dwyer


William & Mary Law School

2002

J. Dwyer, Vouchers Within Reason: A Child-Centered Approach to Education Reform, Cornell University Press, 2002
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-235

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The ongoing debate over state funding of private education pits two adult-centered views against each other. Conservatives push vouchers but reject any regulation aimed at ensuring that state money is actually used to secure a good secular education for children. Liberals categorically oppose voucher programs, regardless of whether this might improve the secular education many children receive. This book argues for a middle ground: vouchers with strings. Rejecting parent-focused rights arguments, I argue that children, who do not make autonomous decisions to attend a private school rather than public, are entitled both to a share of state funding of education and to the benefits of state academic oversight.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 20

Keywords: vouchers, religious schools, Establishment Clause, equal protection, school regulation, education funding, school accountability, indoctrination, sexism, fundamentalism, Catholicism

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Date posted: November 8, 2012  

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Dwyer, James G., Vouchers Within Reason: A Child-Centered Approach to Education Reform (2002). J. Dwyer, Vouchers Within Reason: A Child-Centered Approach to Education Reform, Cornell University Press, 2002; William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-235. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2172470

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