Choice for students and parents is the main idea behind school vouchers. Recently, congressional republicans introduced a bill to provide $100-million for school vouchers.
- Under the new legislation, the vouchers would mainly go to students in poor schools that have failed to meet their progress goals for at least five straight years. Parents could get $4,000 per year to put toward private-school tuition or a public school outside their local district. They could also seek up to $3,000 per year for extra tutoring.
The voucher system should be tried in Canada too.