Category Archives: Vouchers

Vouchers Yes, Vouchers No

The Autumn issue of City Journal, a highly-regarded public policy quarterly published by the free-market Manhattan Institute, contained a fascinating conflict of visions.

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Vouchers

Vouchers by Ron Unz Letters, City Journal (Letters), Winter 2001 I very much appreciated the excellent article by Howard Husock, describing the dreadful failure of our system of public housing vouchers. Mr. Husock convincingly suggests that an ideological fixation with naive “free market … Continue reading

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Joe Lieberman and the Melting Pot

The heavy media coverage surrounding Sen. Joe Lieberman’s Vice Presidential selection has mostly focused on his status as America’s first Jewish major party running mate and his Orthodox faith. But his position on assimilationist issues also deserves significant notice. The … Continue reading

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High Noon for Vouchers – NRO

High Noon for Vouchers by Ron Unz In November, a turning point for U.S. education National Review (Online), Tuesday, June 20, 2000 Originally proposed by Economics Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman in 1955, educational vouchers and related types of school choice have increasingly … Continue reading

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“High Noon for Vouchers in America”

Although school vouchers have so far received very little recent attention, I believe they may soon become one of the central political issues of the November election in California, and perhaps nationally as well.

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My Nation Editorial

As many of you are aware, in January I published an opinion piece in the Sacramento Bee, in which I argued that the problem with the public schools was not lack of money, but instead the burden of “educational nonsense” beloved of liberals—self-esteem, whole … Continue reading

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Voucher Veto

Voucher Veto by Ron Unz Nation, Monday, May 3, 1999 In an effort to find common political ground on the vexing issue of public school reform, The Nation passes on to its readers a set of provocative proposals from Ron K. Unz. … Continue reading

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Educational Nonsense and Vouchers

Educational Nonsense and Vouchers by Ron Unz Sacramento Bee, Sunday, January 3, 1999 As the hot-button political issue of the 1998 election, educational reform has inspired a host of political proposals, ranging from the foolish to the ridiculous. Unfortunately, political sloganeering … Continue reading

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