Sen. Cory Booker, then a Newark city councilman, made the case for school vouchers at an Acton sponsored October 2000 event at the Wealthy Theater in Grand Rapids saying, “The cost of not doing the program is having continuing generations of kids chained to failing schools when they could be easily liberated if the parents were given the right to choose where they go with their money.”
School vouchers were then a hot topic in Michigan as Michiganders were debating Proposal 1 (2000), the Michigan Vouchers and Teacher Amendment, a proposed state constitutional amendment:
The proposed constitutional amendment would:
1) Eliminate ban on indirect support of students attending nonpublic schools through tuition vouchers, credits, tax benefits, exemptions or deductions, subsidies, grants or loans of public monies or property. Continue Reading...