The opposing view believes that vouchers will

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The opposing view believes that vouchers will decrease diversity. Messerli states that, “private schools can establish any criteria they want for selecting or rejecting students. They will discriminate or make eligibility standards much more difficult for the poor.” Supporters of public schools say they allow anyone to enroll despite their background or education level. However, supporters of vouchers believe that offering vouchers will eliminate human bias. “More diversity would be introduced to all the schools since choice would no longer be a factor of income” (Messerli). The Voucher system will help aid the wealthy and the poor, private and public. There would be equal access into out-of-area schools to all students in admission. “It would also make desegregation of schools possible, because race, religion, national origin, sex, or ability could not be used as an admission requirement” (Ackoff). Though public schools have the ability to establish their own criteria in almost everything, they are required to be fair when it comes to the admissions process. The voucher would equalize the playing field in school acceptance, eliminating choices that favor one type of person. Each student has a fair chance. Overall, the effect of the voucher system will raise the standards of public schools. Failing public schools trap students and parents, without a way to escape. They should not only have to serve the government and boards of education, but also the children attending. Vouchers will allow the free market to work and force teachers and administration to perform to the best of their abilities, in order for their schools to compete at the levels of the private and charter schools. They will ensure competition between public and private
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Bordeaux 7 schools and even among public schools themselves. Each school will care to serve their consumers, and more importantly, the choice of school will be put back into the parent’s hands, where it is meant to be.
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Bordeaux 8 Work Cited Ackoff, Russell. “Commentary: An alternative School Voucher System.” Technos Quarterly spring 2001 No.1. Web. 8. Nov. 2011. “A Complete listing of Educational Resources.” Education Bug . Web.7 November 2011. Antee, Jacki, Uhler K. Lewis. “School Vouchers: Pro and Con views.” Cal-tax Digest . Caltax, October 2000. Web. 4 November 2011. Barrett, Morris, Boaz, David. “What Would a School Voucher Buy? The Real Cost of Private Schools.” Cato Institute . CATO, n.d. Web. 4 November 2011. "Bill Seeks Standards for Charter Schools' Student Demographics | California Watch." California Watch | Bold New Journalism . Web. 07 Dec. 2011. Marguerite, Roza. "Educational Economics: Where Do School Funds Go?" Education Next . Urban Institute Press, 2010. Web. 13 Nov 2011. Messerli, Joe. “Should Government Vouchers be given to pay for Private Schools, Even If They’re Religious Schools?” Balanced Politics . Web. 5 November 2011.
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Bordeaux 9 Moe, Terry M. "Beyond The Free Market: The Structure Of School Choice." Brigham Young University Law Review 2008.2 (2008): 557-592. Academic Search Complete. Web. 8 Nov. 2011. Rees, Nina Shokraii. "Public School Benefits Of Private School Vouchers." Policy Review 93 (1999): 16. Academic Search Complete. Web. 8 Nov. 2011.
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