School-Voucher Bills Flood Statehouses

More states than ever before have considered school vouchers this year, driven by resurgent Republicans who see the lagging economy as an opportunity for a fresh push on one of their most contentious education policies. As of mid-July, at least 30 states had introduced bills that would use taxpayer dollars to send children to private schools. That's compared with nine voucher bills in 2010, just one of which passed - a special needs voucher program in Oklahoma.
August 2, 2011
 

More states than ever before have considered school vouchers this year, driven by resurgent Republicans who see the lagging economy as an opportunity for a fresh push on one of their most contentious education policies. As of mid-July, at least 30 states had introduced bills that would use taxpayer dollars to send children to private schools. That's compared with nine voucher bills in 2010, just one of which passed - a special needs voucher program in Oklahoma.

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