Race and School Vouchers: Legal, Historical, and Political Contexts

  title={Race and School Vouchers: Legal, Historical, and Political Contexts},
  author={Mark Anthony Gooden and Huriya Jabbar and Mario S. Torres, Jr.},
  journal={Peabody Journal of Education},
  pages={522 - 536}
This article investigates legal and political issues as they relate to school vouchers serving students of color. Specifically, we draw on the empirical, historical, and legal research to examine whether school vouchers will create a more equitable system of education for poor students of color. First, we present a history of vouchers, including how they were used to support segregation. We then discuss how vouchers as a broad opportunity for educational equity for poor children (of color… 

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