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By David Salisbury, Casey Latique Jr.

This e-book bargains a prescription for reform that incorporates freedom of selection between private and non-private colleges.

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18 Southern policymakers used this language to create a dilemma for its citizens to consider: If the Supreme Court recognized a parent’s right to choose where to send a child to school, and at the same time respected education as an important state function, then how could the court use Brown to prevent the creation of private school-choice programs, even if they effectively maintained racial segregation? With the private issue turned into a public concern, southern policymakers had to market the plan to its citizens.

Louisiana: Hall v. St. Supp. ; St. Helena Parish School Board v. S. 515 (1962); Poindexter v. Supp. ; and Louisiana Financial Assistance Commission v. S. 571 (1968). Arkansas: Aaron v. Supp. 944, 945 (1959), aff’d mem. ; and Faubus v. S. 197 (1959). Mississippi: Coffey v. Supp. 1389, 1392 (1969). 2 Virginia: Allen v. Supp. 497, 502–03 (1961); and Griffin v. 2d. 486, 492 (1964). Louisiana: Hall v. St. Supp. ; and St. Helena Parish School Board v. S. 515 (1962). Alabama: Lee v. Supp. 458, 476 (1967), aff’d mem.

In fact, hanging a scarlet letter R (for racism) around the neck of a voucher to cheapen its appeal to the black community is unproductive for two reasons. First, it arrests our nation’s ability to fully comprehend what was happening in America during the 1950s. Second, it devalues our 43 78744$$CH3 02-03-04 11:16:41 CATO EDUCATIONAL FREEDOM IN URBAN AMERICA appreciation for what was not happening in America during the 1990s when private choice gained popularity again. Therefore, it is more productive to look at private choice similarities and differences across time.

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