school voucher

[ skool-vou-cher ]

  1. a government voucher or cash grant given to a parent or guardian to be used toward paying the fees for their child to attend a private or parochial school of choice, instead of an assigned free public school: Proponents of school vouchers claim they give the city's poor improved access to quality education.She opposes school vouchers, saying they shuffle kids into private, for-profit charter schools at taxpayers’ expense.

Origin of school voucher

First recorded in 1970–75

Words Nearby school voucher Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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