Charter school and tuition vouchers

John Ray (2008-June-26) linked this Wall Street Journal article on re-regulation of charter schools in New York. Years ago, Milton Friedman expressed a preference for school vouchers over charter schools, since current recipients of the US taxpayers' $500 billion+ per year K-12 education subsidy will relentlessly lobby legislatures to amend the laws and regulations which create charter schools and which define the limits on their autonomy. School vouchers also invite State intrusion, through the laws and regulations which determine institutional eligibility. Accreditation agencies represent established interests. Parent Performance Contracting offers system insiders fewer avenues by which to intrude.

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