Re: the right to purse excellence
Thu, 1 May 1997 21:19:54 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-05-01 15:58:44 EDT, Scott wrote:

<< See... The problem is this... The economics of a voucher system is very
like the economics of the College textbook industry... The clients (the
students at the school) have no choice about which to buy, and the person
who selects the product (the parents or the professors) don't actually pay
a dime (the parents have these 'vouchers' that can only be used for
schools, and the professors get gratis copies of all the textbooks).

Scott, you lost me around the bend somewhere on this whole scenario,
concluding with this paragraph. Please explain to me how the economics of
SVS's (and other private schools') tuition would be any different under the
voucher system I described.

In addition, you scenario, while entertaining, was lacking in inevitability,
at least for me. I do believe that SVS, Highland, and thousands of other
schools (and the families who send their kids to them) would be better off if
we didn't have to pay twice for our kids' education - once in taxes and then
again in tuition.