Discussion quiz | Economic | Economic

Please Review the items in the Quiz 4 folder and Gruber Chapter 10 & 11, incorporating these to answer the four questions below:

“The argument that a voucher system will increase the social efficiency of primary schooling is weaken if there is a high degree of Tiebout sorting on the basis of  income status and race.”  Agree or Disagree with statement above, given that there are significant positive externalities associated with primary education and local property taxes are a major source of primary school funding in the United States.

As described in the text, Fischel (1989) argued that California’s Serrano v. Priest school finance equalization induced voters to limit property taxes in California. Following this argument, would an alternative school finance equalization that produced increased spending for low-wealth communities using state funds be more, less, or equally likely to induce a property tax limitation in California? Explain.

Express your own view, choosing to be in favor, or against a progressive voucher program (see Robert Reich).  What problems would this proposal present from a public choice perspective?  And do you believe that Moving to Opportunity Programs offer a better solution to the problem of  quality primary schooling for low-income? 

Post one thoughtful reply to another student concerning their answer #3 above.  Try to pick a student who has no reply.