Private school vouchers back on the state legislative agenda

Private school vouchers back on the state legislative agenda

House Bill 60 would put state money into “scholarship accounts” controlled by a limited group of parents who withdraw their children from public school and educate them privately. Groups representing both teachers and school boards oppose the bill, likening it to a “voucher” — a lightning rod in the politics of education for decades. Vouchers have traditionally used state money to subsidize private school tuition, but a new breed of legislation has expanded their use in other states. Public schools oppose them because the money comes out of their budgets. HB 60 would allow parents to spend taxpayer dollars on …
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