THE MYTHS OF SCHOOL CHOICE: REFLECTIONS ON THE TWO-INCOME TRAP

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Susan L. DeJarnatt

What do the debate about the rising number of bankruptcy filings and the debate about public school reforms have to do with each other? Quite a lot according to Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Tyagi, mother and daughter co-authors of THE TWO- INCOME TRAP: WHY MIDDLE-CLASS MOTHERS & FATHERS ARE GOING BROKE. They conclude that middle-class families are driving themselves into debt and risking bankruptcy because of their desperation to buy houses in safe neighborhoods with good schools. They further conclude that switching the structure of public education to a voucher system will reduce this financial pressure by separating access to good schools from its current dependency on place of residence. View More