School Vouchers are the Solution Essay

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We, as human beings, irrespective of our backgrounds, traditions and cultures, believe in certain fundamental ideals. We want all our children to have access to a good, overall education regardless of family income; we want to make sure that they are prepared for times to come; we want them to be responsible adults; and expect that these qualities are fostered in them through learning in their familial environments, friend circles and most importantly through the institution called school. The growing idea has been that these ideals may only be achieved through a universal centrally planned system of tax-funded schools, commonly known as “public schools”. People tend to misunderstand the ideals of public schooling and confuse them for …show more content…
They lack the very vital skills that employers find necessary, for instance, they have trouble even reading the dosage on an aspirin bottle (2). To add to that, “32 to 36 percent of Americans with no income source and 34 to 44 percent welfare recipients struggle to perform most basic reading, writing and quantitative tasks”(2). Thus, it is clear that the present system is unable to grant the education that it has always promised and much of the money utilized in bringing about improvement is wasted. This is where, I feel, the market-system, with its abundant, competitive suppliers of education can bring about a change, where modern tuition vouchers will take care of any financial assistance crucial to keeping the system going.

School vouchers are a form of scholarship, which transmits the flow of funding that is devoted to education and directs it to consumers rather than to school districts. This gives families the freedom to choose any school and thus send their children to institutions they feel are best suited to their children’s needs. There are government funded vouchers, as well as that made available by private institutions. I feel that one good way would be to do it through gigantic corporations, who have the capital and may find it to be a useful way of publicizing their names. What I admire about the market system is that there is an inherent personal benefit involved in every action by everyone who plays a part in the action:

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