The OB practice I'm using and the MWs I met with both say NO induction... period.... none. Everything I've read says none.
I personally would not choose a repeat c-section over induction. I wouldn't consider induction until 41+ weeks, but I'm comfortable with the slightly increased risk of using pitocin.
I would never agree to a prostaglandin induction with a VBAC however, as it has been shown to have UR rates in the 2-3% range.
I am against stretch & sweeps until induction talk begins (again which I wouldn't entertain until 41+ weeks unless there was some pressing medical reason) because there is a risk of infection/ROM any time fingers are up there.