School-choice proposals that permit states to help pay tuition for children who attend private or religious schools.
See also school choice.
Voucher advocates argue that as a model of school choice, vouchers allow parents to make the best educational decision for their children. Vouchers allow children in low-performing schools to choose a private school option.
Oppenents argue that vouchers undermine traditional public schools by taking funds from public schools and limiting accountability for schooling through the private sector. Opponents also argue that vouchers diminish a long-standing commitment to equitable public schooling for all students.