Thursday, April 8, 2021, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Join Professors Tom Ginsburg and Emily Underwood for a roundtable discussion on School Choice.
School choice programs have proliferated in recent years, allowing public education money to flow to private and charter options through vouchers, tax credits, and education savings accounts. Proponents argue that they empower students and parents, especially in low-income areas. Opponents argue that they risk hollowing out the public education system, and in some cases, violate principles of separating church and state. In this Nussbaum Seminar we’ll explore the issue and consider the pros and cons.
The Martha C. Nussbaum Student Roundtables support the University of Chicago’s longstanding commitment to free expression and open discourse. The roundtables were endowed by Professor Nussbaum in 2019 with the intent of bringing together students and faculty with diverse, and often disparate ideological viewpoints in a respectful discussion. Students are encouraged to engage and confront ideas that may be different from their own with a spirit of civil and vigorous debate.
Limited space is available for this event. You will receive an email if you are confirmed to attend.