School Vouchers and the New Politics of the Welfare State

@inproceedings{Klitgaard2008SchoolVA,
  title={School Vouchers and the New Politics of the Welfare State},
  author={Michael Baggesen Klitgaard},
  year={2008}
}
School vouchers might seem a natural feature of the liberal welfare model of the U.S. and American society generally. However, for social democratic welfare states in Scandinavia, school vouchers would seem to be a contradiction. Nevertheless, school vouchers have faced severe resistance in the USA, and the program has so far not been adopted as a national educational reform, although sporadic and limited state-level developments can be observed. In Sweden, however, the social democratic… CONTINUE READING