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• Provides the first ever book-length, historical treatment of school vouchers in the United States, focusing on the checkered origins of vouchers in New Orleans, Milwaukee, Cleveland, and rural New Hampshire
• Connects earlier justifications for school vouchers—in particular maintaining single-race schools and gaining tax support of parochial schools—to new justifications of responding to failing urban schools
• Gives voice to old and new advocates of school vouchers, from the 1950s through the present
• Considers the prospects of school vouchers in the 21st century
• Case studies describe, explain, and compare the origins of school vouchers in four states: Louisiana, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Wisconsin
• Interviews with key participants in the debates over school vouchers, including Christopher Jencks and the late Milton Friedman
• Eight tables and graphs detail demographic and educational changes in New Orleans, Milwaukee, and Cleveland
• Four maps show the locations of voucher schools and programs in New Orleans, New Hampshire, Milwaukee, and Cleveland
• Photographs of student and parent supporters of school vouchers
• A bibliography of primary and secondary sources in urban history, history of education, and educational policy studies