The state of California currently has a monopoly on the provision of higher education that is directly subsidized by state taxpayers. This proposal suggests that California abandon the single provider approach and offers a choice or voucher program as a substitute. The purpose of proposing such a dramatic change is not necessarily intended to bring about a shift in policy. The paper, instead, uses the voucher proposal as a vehicle to ask: what is the state’s interest in supporting higher education with taxpayer dollars and how can it most efficiently pursue that interest?
December 1, 2011
Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
CREATING CHOICE IN CALIFORNIA HIGHER EDUCATION: A Proposed Voucher Program by Patrick Murphy. CSHE.16.11 (December 2011)