America’s efforts to improve the academic outcomes of its students has been an increasingly salient issue since the National Commission on Excellence in Education put America’s educational crisis in perspective in its 1983 report, A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform. Subsequently, various governmental school reform efforts at the local, state, and national levels have been introduced to help provide America’s children with more consistent, quality education. One such effort that has grown in popularity over the past 50 years is the use of educational vouchers. Also referred to as school vouchers, these are government-funded monetary certificates that cover full or partial tuition costs, allowing a parent or legal guardian of a school-aged child the opportunity to enroll in a participating private school ...

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