Our welfare system is a voucher system - you can spend your SNAP benefits (food stamps) at any grocery store and even at farmer's markets.
Our housing system is a voucher system - you're not told where you must live when using the subsidies. You are allowed rent from any place that accepts such payments and it's the renter's choice to do so or not.
Our medicare system is a voucher system - you're not told which doctor you must see. You are allowed to see any doctor who accepts such payments and it's the doctor's choice to do so or not.
Even the federal college loan and grant program is a voucher system. You're not told you can only attend a specific school. You're allowed to CHOOSE your place of education.
So if all these other programs work well with vouchers - including higher education - why can't we use vouchers for K-12 education?????
Press Release from School Choice Ohio:
COLUMBUS, Ohio (June 6, 2012) – School Choice Ohio is joining co-chairs Betty Montgomery and Jo Ann Davidson to host a special event in Cleveland on Monday, June 11, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision affirming the constitutionality of school vouchers. More than 600 students, parents, school leaders and special guests are expected to attend the celebration.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Program in the landmark Zelman v. Simmons-Harris case on June 27, 2002. The decision opened the door for thousands of students in Ohio and across the nation to apply for state-funded scholarships to attend the private schools of their choice.
Monday, June 11, 2012 5:30 Cocktails, 6:30 Dinner
24 Public Square #1
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Ken Starr, Advisor to Ohio on the Supreme Court Case
George Voinovich, Former Ohio Governor
Kevin P. Chavous, National School Choice Advocate
William Batchelder, Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives
Betty Montgomery, Former Ohio Attorney General
And many other Ohio elected officials and distinguished guests
School Choice Ohio Courage Awards
In memory of Cleveland Councilwoman Fannie Lewis’ undying commitment to the students of the city of Cleveland, these awards will be presented to Senator Nina Turner, Representative Bill Patmon and Friends of Breakthrough Schools President John Zitzner.
School Choice Ohio Leadership Award
To David L. Brennan for his visionary role in helping to create the Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Program, which paved the way for school vouchers across the nation.