The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of Cleveland’s school voucher program, meaning that school choice initiatives are constitutional, even if the vouchers go towards religiously affliated schools. This is a major win for school choice advocates, as well as those American schoolchildren stuck in failing public schools.
The fact is, the amount of spending that is done on failing public schools per-student could more than pay for better educational opportunities. While liberals will no doubt say that these programs robs funding for public schools, the fact remains that vouchers aren’t about helping schools, they are about helping kids. The priority of any educational system should be on the students, not on propping up a failing and ineffective system for the benefit of administrators and teacher’s unions.