The Many Faces of School Vouchers

By Daniel J. Elazar

Center for Jewish Community Studies, 1998

The author argues that while the American public school used to serve as a common school for the community that advanced national goals, current public schools have become partisan and bureaucratic. He explains the underlying logic of the school voucher program, which was developed to allow private schools to benefit from public funds and provides the rationale behind the support for and opposition to the program. He argues that nowhere in the United States has the school voucher idea historically aroused more controversy and opposition than in the Jewish community. Though, the author concludes that as growing minorities of Jews are seeking alternate strategies for the education of their children, many have become supporters of the voucher plan.

Topic: Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Schools, Jewish Identification, Day Schools, Fundraising and Philanthropy

Name of Publication: Jews & the American Public Square

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Elazar, Daniel J. The Many Faces of School Vouchers. Jews & the American Public Square. Center for Jewish Community Studies. 1998:


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