Socialist Sweden’s universal voucher program

Patrick Gibbons

As mentioned previously, the empirical evidence supporting school-choice programs is mounting, and public opinion in the United States is swiftly growing in favor of parental-choice programs.

This leads us to a New York Times videocast on a universal voucher program in Sweden. As one Swedish official puts it, "education is too important to leave in the hands of just one provider."

But that is exactly what we have in the United States. Without vouchers and other parental-choice opportunities, the American education system is a government-run monopoly. As everyone knows from history, monopolies never serve the public interest.