I live in Florida where the voucher war is full blown. Here in the Sunshine State, if a school has a failing grade two years in a row, the students are able to receive vouchers to attend a private school if they are admitted. The grades are based on FCATs, and other demographics.
I don't teach in a public school setting. My child does not attend public school. The private religous school I do teach at will not be accepting the vouchers.
Having said the above, I feel that parents ought not have to stand aside and watch their children receive a poor education. If tax dollars are not being used in a way that educates their child properly, parents should have the right to take that money and put it in a place where they will be satisfied with the results.
This is a topic where there does not seem to be much fence sitting. There are strong views on both sides.