I’ve blogged about this general issue before. If the government would stay out of the education delivery business and let people choose the education that best meets their demands, this wouldn’t have to be a political issue at all.
Will seems to think that school vouchers are clearly an improvement, and he might be right. But, I worry about increased government control over private schools (and homeschools?) when they decide who should qualify for the funding.
I’d prefer it if the government would be separated from education completely (and private charities set up to help the poor afford education), but perhaps vouchers would help promote private education innovation and convince people that government-free education is feasible and, thus, be a step in the right direction.