In his masterfully concise volume, School Choice: The Findings (Cato Institute, 2007), Herbert J. Walberg makes the case that wise public policy would see to it that all families had free choice among private or public schools with no financial penalty. After reviewing the relevant research, he found vouchers and charter schools serve students and parents better than a government monopoly.
Walberg concludes with this statement:
“It is ironic that Americans who regard themselves as free–perhaps as having the freest country in the world–have so little choice when it comes to their children’s education. It is tragic that policy leaders, including governors, legislators, and school boards, have done so little to remedy that situation.”
— Robert Holland