In the most anticipated decision of its 2002 term, the Supreme Court ruled that the school voucher program in Cleveland, Ohio, did not violate the Constitution's ban on the ""establishment"" of religion. In this book, the authors examine the meaning of the Supreme Court decision and consider the new political and policy context it has created.
Paul E. Peterson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Koret Task force on K-12 Education. Peterson is the Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government and the director of the Program on Education, Policy and Governance at Harvard University. His current research interests include educational policy, federalism, and urban policy, and he is currently evaluating the effectiveness of school voucher plans around the country.