March 31, 2024 1:37 pm

NE lawmakers work to circumvent private-school referendum vote

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By Deborah Van Fleet

Carol Burris, executive director of the nonprofit Network for Public Education, which has tracked the impact of publicly funded private-school scholarship and voucher programs for years, said it’s likely state Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, R-Elkhorn, introduced LB 1402 because she knows the history of this type of referendum. “When they’ve actually gone to the point where there has been a referendum, every single time, vouchers have gone down,” she said. “Every time they’ve gone up to a ballot, they’ve been rejected.”

You can read Deborah Van Fleet’s piece in the Public News Service here.