March 31, 2024 1:08 pm

Brack: Lame-brained voucher program puts public schools at risk

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This week on a party-line vote, all but two House Republicans voted to pass a measure that would expand an unproven pilot program for up to 15,000 scholarships worth $6,000 each in public money to fund private school education. That $90 million scheme hasn’t even passed constitutional muster yet, but the hellbent House went ahead and expanded the program to open it up dramatically, potentially ripping a $1.4 billion hole into the state budget. Where do you think that money is going to come from? Public education.

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