With Vouchers, States Shift Aid for Schools to Families

Source: Fernanda Santos, Motoko Rich, New York Times, March 27, 2013

A growing number of lawmakers across the country are taking steps to redefine public education, shifting the debate from the classroom to the pocketbook. Instead of simply financing a traditional system of neighborhood schools, legislators and some governors are headed toward funneling public money directly to families, who would be free to choose the kind of schooling they believe is best for their children, be it public, charter, private, religious, online or at home….