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The New Terrain of the School Voucher Wars

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Miami University

Originally published as: Joel R. Malin and Christopher Lubienski, "The New Terrain of the School Voucher Wars," The Hill, August 30, 2019.

Donald Trump has summed up his education platform in two words: “school choice.” Now, with the U.S. Supreme Court taking up the issue of public funding for private schools this fall with Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, back-to-school season also means back-to-the-school-voucher-wars. But much has changed since the Court voted 5-4 in 2002 to permit a program designed to increase academic performance in Cleveland.