Vouchers In NCLB

The thing that jumps out at me from Clint Bolick's gleeful WSJ piece about recent progress on vouchers ('Toe-Hold Strategies') isn't so much that some state and federal Dems are crossing over and supporting vouchers (in DC, for Katrina) or that voucher advocates have adopted a "toe-hold" strategy to get around powerful teachers unions.

Rather it's that Democrats and school officials have done such a bad job pushing for public school choice in NCLB and elsewhere that they've created room for voucher advocates to jump in. Or, as Bolick puts it, they're "running out of viable alternatives." No big surprise, then, that Dems are going to have to consider voucher options when NCLB gets reauthorized.

UPDATE: Eduwonk plays catch-up here.

Previous Posts:
The Decline Of Choice, The Rise Of Vouchers
SES Hurts Vouchers Like NCLB Transfers Hurt Choice


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