Essay on School Vouchers

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Imagine going to school and finding half of your friends are moving to different schools because they have qualified for a school voucher. It’s difficult to see them go because you have known them all your life. It’s also difficult to watch them attend the school which everyone knows in your community is known to better than the one you are currently attending. Questions are also brought up to your mind with school vouchers. Students who don’t qualify may ask themselves am I put into a disadvantage because my friends are attending a school, which is known to better than mine? Did my friends choose to attend this school or were there parents up to it? These questions can cause a dilemma to the students and their families. There are many …show more content…
This is good for families who wanted their children to attend these schools with high tuition, but could never afford it.
There are also disadvantages with the voucher program. The voucher program is set up to improve student performance. However, its not one hundred percent effective. According to data received from two different cities a Wisconsin program indicates that three years in private schools, voucher students showed greater gains in both reading and mathematics. In an Ohio program voucher students according to Bob Chase the president of the National Education Association, are achieving significantly lower levels than public school students in all subjects. Vouchers at a local issue can lead to many school closures or a cut down on innovative programs. For example parents who receive school vouchers can flood out struggling public schools, taking away the money in which it needs. These schools can be containing innovative programs for students who still attend it. Flooding out schools can also lead to unemployment for teachers as well. Vouchers do not guarantee that a child will attend his or her choice. School vouchers are set up to help out struggling families or families who qualify. Vouchers can be given to help out families with financial need but there are not set up to cover the total cost of a private tuition. Low-income families will still need to make up the difference. If families do find a way to complete…