Cadernos de Pesquisa
Print version ISSN 0100-1574
COSSE, Gustavo. Educational voucher: a new and debatable panacea for Latin America. Cad. Pesqui. [online]. 2003, n.118, pp. 207-246. ISSN 0100-1574. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-15742003000100009.
The purpose of this article is to analyze the theoretical matrixes of the educational voucher system that consists of subsidies provided by the state, so families can pay for the school in which they want their children to study. It criticizes several premises of the system, provides information which challenges central conclusions of the proposal and synthesizes results of some experiments in adopting the voucher system in different countries, examining especially the ones carried out in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
Keywords : SCHOOL; VOUCHER EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM; SYSTEMS ANALYSIS.