The Tampa Bay Times has an editorial in today’s paper: Florida doesn’t need more vouchers. Among the many reasons cited against vouchers is this one.
Nor are voucher schools required to meet the same curriculum standards as public schools. Private schools don’t need to offer a breadth of courses and can forgo teaching some subjects, such as evolution, for example, even though evolution is a part of the state’s academic standards.
Whenever someone asks me to describe what my book is about, I try to emphasize that it’s not just a book about the past. My book’s epilogue is all about how the historical events I described connect to events in the present and the future. Both in the epilogue and in chapter 8 I wrote about school vouchers. And as this editorial shows, that issue is still alive and kicking.