School Finance Reform: Don't Give Up On Vouchers

The California school-finance scheme known as Proposition 174 would have given vouchers worth $2,600 to all students to help them attend private schools if they chose. It was opposed by the two national teachers' unions, many politicians, and other groups--and soundly thrashed in a November referendum. Despite that rejection and rebuffs of related proposals in Oregon and the state of Washington, radical school-finance reform seems inevitable.

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