Answer #3 No Schools Will Accept the Vouchers


No schools will accept the vouchers: Elite private schools are very selective and a voucher would not cover tuition. Many private schools would refuse vouchers if state accountability tests or standards were required.

Every voucher program in the U.S. has plenty of schools accepting vouchers. The Edgewood ISD private voucher program found students attending 57 different schools in the first year of the program. (An Evaluation of the Horizon Scholarship Program) The average tuition, nationally, at a private school is $3,116. (Private Scholarship Programs: A Matter Of Priorities) Clearly there are plenty of non-elite schools.

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3 Responses to “Answer #3 No Schools Will Accept the Vouchers”

  1. edbooked Says:

    States currently fund student enrollment in public schools. Better they pay the same per student allotment directly to each student and allow parents to choose which school they wish to send their children. Such funding would assist parents of students who qualify for entrance into more prestigious private schools. The potential, challenges, and obstacles currently litter the public education landscape are discussed in the novel, The Twlight’s Last Gleaming On Public Education, a portion of which may be viewed online by contacting the publisher at, clicking on their Bookstore link, then Searching by title. Check it out for yourself.

  2. letschooseschools Says:


    Thanks for the comment. I was curious about this sentence in your comment.

    “Such funding would assist parents of students who qualify for entrance into more prestigious private schools.”

    The big change with “student-centered funding” (school choice) will not be entrance into prestigious private schools. Instead it will be the creation of an entire industry of private schools that meet each child’s needs. Many of these new schools will be on the poor side of town.


  3. Chudo Says:

    It is interesting, but still would like to know more about it. They like!

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