Category Archives: Education-K12

No Voucher Left Behind

Republican Presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has been criticizing the current state of public education and calling for publicly funded vouchers to help children attend private schools.

By making K-12 public education a Presidential campaign issue, Romney is implying that the Federal Government should have a greater role in public education, although he says that he wants a smaller Federal Government. Romney is also implicitly criticizing No Child Left Behind, a law promoted by George W. Bush and other Republicans which expanded the role of the Federal Government in public education.

Romney is also implying that he wants the Federal Government to establish and fund a voucher program. Instead of imposing this on taxpayers, Romney and other voucher supporters could themselves establish and fund scholarships for children to attend private schools.