February 29, 2024 1:59 pm

Pennsylvanians should be wary of school vouchers programs. They’re a bad idea. | Opinion

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Voucher programs such as the PASS, Lifeline, and Education Savings Account (ESA) vouchers that have been supported by Gov. Josh Shapiro and some state lawmakers are peddled as having strong guardrails, a low cost, and being limited to only a small, select group of students. However, we have seen that the stroke of a pen in a state Capitol can strip out accountability and turn a limited voucher program into one with universal eligibility, exploding costs for taxpayers, reducing funding available for public schools, and creating endless opportunities for waste, fraud, and abuse.

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