School Choice vs. School Choice

Policy Backgrounders | Education

No. 155
Friday, April 27, 2001
by John C. Goodman and Matt Moore


Introduction

"America already has an extensive system of school choice. Yet it is both inefficient and unfair."

Contrary to a widespread impression, America already has an extensive system of school choice. Yet the system is both inefficient and unfair. It discriminates against low-income families and racial minorities.

This paper makes the case for replacing our existing school choice system with one that is better, one that creates a level playing field on which schools compete for students, and students and their parents exercise their own choices.


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