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Advocacy group: Voucher expansion could cause Arizona schools to suffer. Please see related stories

| June 7, 2017
Advocacy group: Voucher expansion could cause Arizona schools to suffer. Please see related stories

Arizona’s new voucher expansion bill will take money from the 95 percent of Arizona students that go to public school and give it to the private sector, according to the volunteer group Save the Schools.

“The majority of our children today are still going to public school,” said former congressman Ed Pastor who held a rally Wednesday in South Phoenix for Save Our Schools. “The $200 million that is going into the private sector should go back to the public sector so we have adequate education.”

The bill signed by Republican governor Doug Ducey last month caps total voucher enrollment at about 30,000 students in 2022. The bill extends eligibility for the state’s voucher program to all 1.2 million Arizona schoolchildren over four years.

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