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Voucher wars : waging the legal battle over school choice
Bolick, Clint.
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Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : Cato Institute, [2003]

Physical Description:
xvi, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Reading Level:
1250 Lexile.

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KF4137 .B65 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Set against the backdrop of a monopoly public school system that consigns millions of disadvantaged children to educational inequality, the recent Cleveland school vouchers case, appealed all the way to the Supreme Court, has brought this issue to national attention.

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Library Journal Review

Attorney Bolick (Transformation: The Promise and Politics of Empowerment), who is affiliated with the Institute for Justice in Washington, DC, has argued numerous cases concerning educational vouchers and tax credits. Here he details his various court battles on school choice and attempts to answer the following questions: Should vouchers be for all schools, for all students, or just for financially and/or academically poor schools or students? How could a system of vouchers be achieved nationwide? Would all schools be held to certain standards in education? What needs to be done to include religious schools? Although these are hot topics, Bolick does little to advance the discussion and instead promotes his own personal agenda. His politics comes through loud and clear, as he indicates his obvious biases against liberals, the ACLU, the NEA, and People for the American Way. In the end, the reader is left to conclude that this book is as much about the author as it is about this important subject. A far better choice on the subject is R. Kenneth Godwin and Frank R. Kemerer's School Choice Tradeoffs: Liberty, Equity, and Diversity. An optional purchase for public libraries.-Terry Christner, Hutchinson P.L., IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
1. Laying the Groundworkp. 1
2. Pollyp. 15
3. False Startsp. 45
4. And Then There Were Fivep. 67
5. Valley Forgep. 89
6. One in the Bankp. 109
7. A Blizzard of Decisionsp. 125
8. Battles Within and Withoutp. 145
9. The Road to the Supremesp. 167
10. D-Dayp. 185
11. The Road Aheadp. 201
12. Lessonsp. 215
Appendixp. 221
Indexp. 263