VOUCHERS: WHY POLITICS MATTER

  • Tiina Itkonen CSU Channel Islands

Abstract

Vouchers have not been an option in California because our state’s constitution prevents using public money for religious or private school. But this may change soon, as the Supreme Court is about to hear case about this. Depending on how the Court decides, school boards could then pass programs that use taxpayer funds for private schools.

Author Biography

Tiina Itkonen, CSU Channel Islands
Associate professor of education and political science. Areas of interest and expertise include education policy and politics.

References

California Department of Education http://www.cde.ca.gov/

CSBA (2007). School Board Leadership: The role and functions of California’s school boards. CSBA: Sacramento, CA.
https://www.csba.org/~/media/51E3FBB839504700825CB16B7265F3C4.ashx

Cuban, L. (2003). Why Is It So Hard to Get Good Schools? New York: Teachers College Press.

Komer, R., & Neily, C. (2007). School Choice and State Constitutions. Institute for Justice: Arlington, VA.

Stone, D. (2001). Policy Paradox. W.W. Norton.

Thomas v. Douglas County Board of Education.
Published
2017-08-31
How to Cite
ITKONEN, Tiina. VOUCHERS: WHY POLITICS MATTER. Allies for Education, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, aug. 2017. ISSN 2476-2512. Available at: <https://journals.library.csuci.edu/ojs/index.php/afe/article/view/139>. Date accessed: 21 sep. 2017.
Section
Legislation, Policy, and Research Summaries