Monday, May 11, 2009
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Oppose Private School Vouchers
Congress is deliberating the fate of a federally funded school voucher “experiment” in the District of Columbia. The program, which pays for tuition at religious and other private schools, was originally funded for five years, and now that time is up. Yet some legislators want to extend the program.
The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will hold a hearing on the issue on Wednesday, May 13. The committee is chaired by U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, an avid voucher supporter. It’s clear the hearing will be used as a vehicle to promote the D.C. scheme.
Click here to read more background information on voucher case rulings around the country.
Posted by Jim N at 12:22 PM