This special issue of Policy Review, published by the Heritage
Foundation, features a number of articles on vouchers, including "Are Vouchers
Constitutional?", "Vouchers and Test Scores: What the Numbers Show", and
"Public School Benefits of Private School Vouchers."
A series of articles in the Akron Beacon Journal by reporters Dennis J. Willard
and Doug Oplinger detailing the controversial voucher and charter programs in
Ohio, including David Brennan's White Hat Management company, which was
featured in "The Battle Over School Choice." Willard and Oplinger contributed
reporting to the FRONTLINE documentary.
This Harvard University program has sponsored extensive research on school
choice and vouchers, and their web site offers Adobe Acrobat versions of many
of the resulting papers, including evaluations of voucher and choice programs
in San Antonio, Cleveland, Milwaukee, and New York.
A national clearinghouse for privately funded voucher programs.
A for-profit company that manages 14 urban charter schools in 9 states. Their
web site offers background on their educational philosophy and links and
information about individual schools.
Founded in 1992 with great fanfare and expectation, the Edison Project promised
to help re-invent public education in America. Now, Edison Schools claims
to be the nation's "leading private manager of public schools," with 79 public
and charter schools around the country teaching more than 38,000 students.
This extensive web site is a great resource for information on charter schools.
It provides a simple overview and FAQ on charter schools; state by
state information on existing charter schools and relevant legislation,
including links to individual charter schools' web sites; an annotated bibliography
of selected reports and research on charter schools; and tips and
resources for starting and running a charter school.
This pro-voucher and pro-charter school site provides a wealth of statistics
and information on school choice initiatives around the country.
Rethinking Schools, an education reform organization formed by a group of
Milwaukee teachers is opposed to vouchers, and offers an array of articles and
editorials outlining anti-voucher arguments.
The Anti-Defamation League hosts this anti-voucher site which provides a number
of editorials on the threats of vouchers.
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