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The Public School Choice Debate
This paper presents a detailed examination of the school choice debate, with a focus on the Zelman vs. Simmons-Harris case.
# 97870 | 3,545 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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The paper uses the well known Zelman vs Simmons-Harris case to discuss the ways this case changed the public school choice debate.
The paper discusses the separation of church and state and the severing of the link between religion and public education. The paper looks at public education alternatives, such as charter schools, magnet schools and home schools and the reasons behind the implementation of a school voucher program. The paper reveals that the nation viewed the Zelman vs. Simmons-Harris case as the test to try the legal boundary between church and state. The paper provides a literature review on the details and ruling of this case.

Literature Review

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Text of U.S. Supreme Court decision: Zelman, superintendent of Public Instruction of Ohio, et al. v. Simmons-Harris et al. (Features). Journal of Church and State | Date: June 22, 2002 | More results for: Zelman vs. Simmons-Harris No. 00-1751 536 U.S.--(2002) Argued February 20, 2002 Decided June 27, 2002
  • Vouchers on trail: will the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Zelman end the voucher debate? (Feature).(Statistical Data Included) Education Next | Date: June 22, 2002 | Author: Viteritti, Joseph P. | More results for: Zelman vs. Simmons-Harris
  • Zelman: the court gets it right. (Opinion).(school voucher case) First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life | Date: January 1, 2003 | Author: Uhlmann, Michael M. | More results for: Zelman vs. Simmons-Harris
  • The journey from Brown v. Board of Education to Grutter v. Bollinger: from racial assimilation to diversity. Michigan Law Review | Date: March 1, 2004 | Author: Edwards, Harry T. | More results for: Zelman vs. Simmons-Harris
  • Private voucher schools and the First Amendment right to discriminate.(Case Note) Yale Law Journal | Date: December 1, 2003 | Author: Kavey, Michael | More results for: Zelman vs. Simmons-Harris

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