School Choice: Lessons Learned and Future Directions
Recorded on November 8, 2002
The Heritage Foundation's Van Andel Center
Clint Bolick, Institute for Justice vice president and national
director of state chapters, is a nationwide leader in the effort to
defend school choice programs, with victories in the Wisconsin,
Ohio and Arizona Supreme Courts and culminating in Zelman v.
Simmons-Harris in the U.S. Supreme Court.
With the federal Constitution removed from the arsenal of school
choice opponents, the Institute for Justice is taking the battle
for parental liberty to the states, launching a wave of lawsuits
challenging discriminatory state constitutional provisions that
could hinder choice programs. Together with other school choice
organizations, IJ aims to clear the way for effective school choice
programs by securing a national precedent in the U.S. Supreme
Court. IJ is already defending Florida's pioneering Opportunity
Scholarship program and recently filed school choice suits in Maine
and Washington State, with additional challenges to come. Please
join us as Bolick discusses these and other important issues facing
Mr. Bolick's forthcoming book, Voucher Wars: Waging the Legal
Battle over School Choice, will be published by the Cato
Institute in March 2003.