USA Today says that vouchers are dead-on-arrival. In an editorial, it calls for increased use of charter schools and public school choice. That’s good as far as it goes. The editorial board notes that 1.2 million students in the country attend 4,100 charter schools. (Right now, there is a great variation in how much freedom have to start charter schools. In Kansas, the opportunities are fairly limited.)
In response, Robert Enlow says that of 21 existing choice programs, 12 were started in the last 8 years. Whereas USA Today notes the limited supply of private schools to accept voucher students, Enlow responds that Milwaukee, which has a voucher program, has seen an expansion in the number of private schools in response to popular demand.