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More on Conservatives Abandoning Vouchers

By Michele McNeil — May 08, 2008 1 min read

Take a minute to read Greg Anrig’s comment that further explains his reasoning that conservatives have abandoned the voucher movement. He responded to a blog item I did questioning his recent article in the Washington Monthly.

Anrig makes a good argument. But I still think that while conservatives may have abandoned economist Milton Friedman’s idea for vouchers from a strict interpretation standpoint, they’ve merely shifted their political strategies and are trying to accomplish the same thing without calling it “vouchers.”

Checker Finn weighs in with a similar argument here, saying that Anrig has been “overhasty” and that “choice is winning.”

But what do you think? Is the fight for vouchers over? Are charter schools the new avenue for conservatives?

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