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School Vouchers - Podcast

Civil Rights Practice Group

July 30, 2009

Clint Bolick

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  School Vouchers 7-30-09 - MP3
Running Time: 00:21:18

In early March 2009, Congress essentially voted to end funding for the District of Columbia’s school voucher program through the 2010 budget unless the entire program is reauthorized by Congress and the D.C. City Council.  In an attempt to compromise with school choice advocates, the White House presented a revised budget that would provide funding for private school tuition to current students of DC’s Opportunity Scholarship Program, although no new students would be admitted into the program.  The debate over school choice continues to garner much attention as a recent study released by the Friedman Foundation and eight other educational policy organizations revealed that more than seven out of ten registered DC voters support the voucher program.  The Goldwater Institute’s Mr. Clint Bolick addresses the criticisms against school choice programs and the advantages to expanding such programs.


  • Mr. Clint Bolick, Director, Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation, Goldwater Institute

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Related Links

“The Grand Finale is Just the Beginning: School Choice and the Coming Battle over Blaine Amendments” by Eric Treene, Engage
State Court Docket Watch March 2008 - Special Education Issue, March 19, 2008
“School Vouchers: Past Lessons and Future Prospects - The Successes of Voucher Programs Thus Far” featuring Danny LaBry, Bob Smith, and Robert Enlow
“School Vouchers: Past Lessons and Future Prospects - A Case Study on Constitutionality: Zelman v. Simmons-Harris” featuring Richard Komer, Steven Green, Marc Stern, Michael Paulson, and James Ammeen, Jr.
"School Choice and State Constitutions" audio recording featuring Clark Neily at Duke University School of Law, September 4, 2007

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