The Dangers of School Vouchers
Written By: Travis Buhler | Posted: Friday, May 27th, 2011
Republicans in Wisconsin stoked anger among supporters of the government school system when they proposed expanding Milwaukee's private school voucher system to other cities. Along with a desire to improve education, the school voucher system is proposed as a money saving program as well. Says Christian D'Andrea, Education Policy Analyst for the MacIver Institute,
"Despite a complex system that affects taxpayers differently both in the city and outside, the [Milwaukee Parental Choice Program] still provided a significant positive impact for Wisconsinites statewide. In the 2010 Fiscal Year, the MPCP created a net fiscal benefit of $46.7 million. This was up from a savings of $37.2m in FY 2009.
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