What is a fair rationale for parental selection of schools through vouchers?

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The notion that capitalism competition will improve schools is misguided, and will probably contribute to an ongoing problem of an increasing divide between rich and poor. If vouchers can be used for priviate schools, the rich who are already paying for private schools will get a subsidy rather than contributing to the common good, and everyone who can flee public schools by means of talent or money will use vouchers to escape standard, non-chartered public schools, making the overall quality of public schools for most citizens far worse. The end result is also segregation of school, with the poorest and the weakest students caught in a downward spiral.

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I am very suspicious of vouchers for...

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