Rudy Giuliani on School Choice

Privatize failing schools

New York should privatize failing schools. The Board of education has been trying to turn them around for five years, and in some cases ten years. It should admit that itís failed, and it should bring in others to educate the children.
Source: State of the City Address Jan 13, 2000

Charter Schools create competition

Charter schools are a great way to create competition. [New Yorkers] should want the competition for the good of our kids. Letís push for more and more charter schools.
Source: State of the City Address Jan 13, 2000

Voucher program for New York City

I am going to continue to fight for a voucher program in New York City. Because I believe the experiment in Milwaukee is something that should be tried in New York. Let me explain my thinking about this: I think our school system is in such bad shape that we do not have room to exclude any experiment that might help our children, and that is proven somewhere else. Our children are entitled to all the good ideas, all the innovative ideas, and every new thing that is helping education elsewhere.
Source: State of the City Address Jan 13, 2000

Experiment in NYC with school vouchers

Giulianiís voucher program would require $12 million in setup costs. Thatís a drop in the bucket of the more than $20 billion the city will spend on public education over the 2-year life of his proposal. Giuliani believes that if the Council approves the experiment, there is no need for the Legislature to act. If heís right, full speed ahead. Maybe competition with the new voucher venture will shake up the public school administrators. Letís give them the opportunity to compete & do their personal best.
Source: Daily News, Opinion by Ed Koch Apr 30, 1999

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