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Schools & Teaching
  • Author:
    Clint Bolick
  • ISBN:
    1930865384
  • ISBN13:
    978-1930865389
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    Cato Institute; First Edition edition (February 19, 2003)
  • Pages:
    160 pages
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    Schools & Teaching
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Some have called it the most important lawsuit of its kind since Brown v. Board of Education

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Some have called it the most important lawsuit of its kind since Brown v. Board of Education. In this book, Clint Bolick, one of the premier fighters for school choice in the nation, and counsel in the Cleveland case, recounts the drama and the tactics of the 12-year battle for choice and, in the process, distills crucial lessons for future educational freedom battles. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Home Browse Books Book details, Voucher Wars: Waging the . And yet, school choice is not new. To the contrary, private schools, often using public funds, have played a key role in American education.

Home Browse Books Book details, Voucher Wars: Waging the Legal Battle over School. Voucher Wars: Waging the Legal Battle over School Choice. In a nation supposedly committed to free enterprise, consumer choice, and equal educational opportunities, school choice should be routine. That it is not demonstrates the clout and determination of those dedicated to preserving the government's monopoly over public education.

In "Voucher Wars," Bolick recounts his 12-year roller coaster ride to give disadvantaged schoolchildren a chance at a better future.

He lives and works in Washington, DC. Jeff Riggenbach has narrated numerous titles for Blackstone Audio and won an AudioFile Earphones Award. In "Voucher Wars," Bolick recounts his 12-year roller coaster ride to give disadvantaged schoolchildren a chance at a better future. That struggle began with the nation's first school choice program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1990 and culminated with the 2002 Supreme Court decision in Zelman.

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Waging the Legal Battle Over School Choice. In Voucher Wars, Clint Bolick recounts the dramatic 12 year struggle to finally give families a choice in education. Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach. Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins. Because of the untiring work of Bolick, the man who began and nourished the legal battle for school choice, underprivileged children now have an opportunity for a better education. As the central figure in the legal battle over school choice, Bolick tells the story from the inside.

A legal pioneer in a number of areas, Bolick is perhaps best known for his leadership in defending state-based school choice programs. He has argued and won significant cases in both state and federal courts, winning school choice victories in the Supreme Courts of Wisconsin, Ohio, and Arizona, as well as in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris before the Supreme Court of the United States. Bolick has also set landmark precedents defending freedom of enterprise and private property rights and challenging corporate subsidies and racial classifications.

Attorney Clint Bolick and his outstanding legal team helped to make school choice a legal sanctioned reality. He shows how the teachers' unions time and again threw up legal challenges to oppose school choice even though most union members enroll their own children in private schools.

Set against the backdrop of a monopoly public school system that consigns millions of disadvantaged children to educational inequality, the recent Cleveland school vouchers case, appealed all the way to the Supreme Court, has brought this issue to national attention.

Kamick
Fair and well-written. I highly recommend this book, regardless of where you stand on the issue.
Yannara
One of those great pro-freedom books.
Tiainar
As a product of Cleveland's public school system, I can attest to its dismal state of affairs.
To say that poor, inner-city students in Cleveland were not receiving a quality education would be like saying that Michael Jordan is good at basketball. The school district did not meet any of the 18 performance standards set for it, and only one in ten 9th graders could pass a basic proficiency exam. In 1995, three years after I graduated from high school, a federal judge placed the school district in state receivership.
The Ohio state legislature subsequently enacted the Cleveland Scholarship Program to provide scholarships and tutoring assistance to children residing in the Cleveland City School District. The program allows both private and public schools in adjacent districts to accept scholarship students by lottery, with low-income students receiving priority if the number of applicants supercedes the number of scholarships, while participating schools agree not to discriminate on the basic of race, religion, or ethnic background.
In Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Cleveland's scholarship program, giving a huge victory to poor students longing for a quality education and poor parents who want them to have a chance at a better future. Attorney Clint Bolick and his outstanding legal team helped to make school choice a legal sanctioned reality.
In "Voucher Wars," Bolick recounts his 12-year roller coaster ride to give disadvantaged schoolchildren a chance at a better future. That struggle began with the nation's first school choice program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1990 and culminated with the 2002 Supreme Court decision in Zelman. He shows how the teachers' unions time and again threw up legal challenges to oppose school choice even though most union members enroll their own children in private schools.
Bolick notes that the Ohio federal court injunction against the Cleveland scholarship program that was overturned by the Supreme Court would have snatched 4,000 scholarship students out of quality charter and magnet schools and placed them back into failing public schools before the 1999-2000 school year began. He calls the teachers' union support for the injunction "a strategic miscalculation of titanic significance."
The High Court's ruling was a big thumb to the eye of school choice opponents - most notably the politically powerful National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers. They still seem willing to condemn poor - and mostly minority - children to educational cesspools just to maintain their status quo stranglehold on public education.
While Bolick points out there is still much more to be done, this books tells an emotional and uplifting story of a high-stakes battle that he helped to win. It is an excellent read.
porosh
This book has interesting history in it but makes poor arguments. He points out that privet schools get better results with less money than public schools, even without turning away paying customers. What the author fails to point out that the private schools are only serving the children of parents who 1) have the money to spend on privet schools and 2) care enough about their children's education to invest that money in their children's education. That is not representative of all the the children.