School Voucher is a special scholarship that empowers the poor with choice. It is coupon of a specific amount that can be used to fund a child’s education at any school chosen by the parents.
Under the voucher system, money follows the student. To get the voucher, schools – government or private – have to compete and satisfy the parents. If the parents don’t like the school, they can take their child (and the voucher) to other school. Parents decide and parents choose, not the government.
Unlike the present system, where schools are accountable to the government bureaucracy, the voucher system makes school accountable directly to parents since they pay for education through Vouchers.
Besides giving parent the power of choice, a voucher system instills competition among schools and improves the quality of service.