Posted by Joseph Knippenberg
In the context of the looming vote on school choice in Utah, George F. Will offers a primer on the standard arguments for and against vouchers. Guess which side has the better argument?
"So every voucher that is used -- by parents willing to receive $2,000 rather than $7,500 of government support for the education of their child -- will save Utah taxpayers an average of $5,500. And because the vouchers are paid from general revenue, the departed pupil's $7,500 stays in the public school system."
If the $7,500 stays in the public school system then where is it subtracted from such that the savings to taxpayers would be $5,500?
It seems logical that this should cost taxpayers $2,000 more. In fact it has to cost taxpayers $2000 more the exact $2000 that comes from the general revenue.
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