Picture: By Alyson Klein and Andrew Ujifusa
Author: Lesli A. Maxwell and Arianna Prothero
Title: Why Trumps Plan For Massive School Voucher System might not work
Key Points: Trump hired Secretary of Education Betsy Devos. She is known for her advocacy of school choice and voucher system. While this may benefit private schools, but will this be destructive for public schools?
Relevance: Some argue that this would be the end of the bureaucracy in our schools. Those systems will promote competition among both private and public schools. Students and parents will be able to choose where their students want to go. Some claim that schools are forced to become more efficient with competition.
On the other hand public schools are threatened by having their funding reallocated to private schools. There are those parents and students who could benefit from vouchers often don't know it. The other fear is that schools begin to only pick the cream of the crop, or students who belong to the "preferred group". There is the lack of safeguarding against discrimination.