Our Voucher School Scam$ page, which we began in September of 2023 in response to the recent flood of irresponsible universal voucher programs includes a sorting feature that allows you to search charter scandals by state and by 12 categories. You can also search by keyword. Just use the ‘X’ to clear search terms and return to the full list of scandals.

05/31/2024 - Az public school advocates demand voucher reform amid $1 billion deficit

Public school advocates are demanding that private school voucher reform be included in the state budget, as the governor and legislative leaders work behind the scenes to deal with a $1.3 billion deficit and a looming deadline to balance it.

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05/25/2024 - COUNTERPOINT: Vouchers are not the ‘civil rights issue of our time’

The main culprit was the fact that the best-run private schools didn’t take vouchers or the students who had them at the time. Louisiana’s system pushed students of color largely into D and F-rated private schools, and the results showed. That’s why I’ve called vouchers the education equivalent of predatory lending: all promise, no results.

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05/25/2024 - Arizona’s Universal ESA Vouchers Divert $700 Million from Public Schools to Unaccountable Private Institutions

Alarmingly, 84% of these Prescott Valley-area voucher recipients never attended district public schools. This creates an additional cost to the of $18million state for students already enrolled in private schooling options.

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05/24/2024 - Public education supporters fighting Kentucky’s school choice amendment

On Thursday at East Perry Elementary School in Hazard, a statewide coalition called Protect Our Schools Kentucky launched its campaign to stop the ballot measure. The group’s goal is to “protect Kentucky’s public schools and defeat Amendment 2.”

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05/23/2024 - Pennsylvania should avoid pursuing vouchers

School vouchers are a terrible idea. They do not create choice for many families. Instead they give the illusion of choice.

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05/22/2024 - Middle class and wealthy NC families are those waiting for private school voucher funding

Most of the North Carolina families on the waiting list for private school vouchers come from wealthy or middle class homes.

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05/22/2024 - Louisiana to allow tax dollars to pay for private schools in ‘abandonment of public education’

After an aggressive push by Republican Governor Jeff Landry, the Louisiana Senate advanced a bill this week that would allow public funds to be used for private school tuition—sending what one Democrat called an “abandonment” of the state’s public schools to the state House, where it is expected to pass.

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05/21/2024 - Vouchers Are A Private Schools Bailout Scheme

The reality is that most kids who benefit from vouchers have never attended a public school in the first place.

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05/21/2024 - How Arizona’s school voucher program turned into a tax break for the wealthy

Recent reports have also found that nearly 45% of ESA recipients live in the wealthiest zip codes in the state. Conversely, students with disabilities, who were the original beneficiaries of the program, represent a declining proportion of ESA vouchers.

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05/21/2024 - Opinion: Rural communities would suffer the most if NC Republicans expand their school voucher program

A recent study by The Public School Forum of North Carolina found that our poorest counties not only lack the ability to fund their schools, they also have higher taxes than wealthier counties that can better afford to pay for their schools.

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05/20/2024 - Salado Reader Asserts School Vouchers Perpetuate Segregation

Christian Nationalists are eroding public schools to establish a parallel religious education system.

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05/19/2024 - Princeton Study: Private school tuitions rise after state voucher rollout

Last December, we introduced you to Amanda Vavra. She was taking advantage of Iowa’s new ESA vouchers to be able to send her child to Summit Schools in Cedar Rapids.Then Summit raised its tuition in December by about $6,000.

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