Voucherele școlare – între echitate și libertate

School vouchers – between Equity and Freedom

  • Alexandra Lucia Teodorescu Dunarea de Jos University of Galati
Keywords: Freedom, equity, education, choice, community


My paper will describe and explore the concept of school vouchers as it was proposed by the American thinker and economist Milton Friedman and, then, analyze how this concept is applied in different countries. Furthermore, I will present the underlying philosophical tension between equity and freedom involved in this. The paper will try to provide practical means through which the school voucher system could be used in Romania, especially in the current context of the crisis in the public school system. Conclusions will be drawn concerning the effectiveness of school vouchers on improving both public and private education as well as general social cohesion.