Expansion of private school vouchers with state funds sought

| January 25, 2017

By Howard Fischer • Capitol Media Services • Arizona Capitol Times • Arizona Daily Sun

PHOENIX — State lawmakers are making a new attempt to provide taxpayer-provided dollars to all of the 1.1 million students in Arizona schools to help their parents pay to instead send them to private and parochial schools.

The proposal by Sen. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, would dramatically expand what has been a small program now reserved for students with special needs and those in failing schools. Instead, it would create what amounts to a universal “voucher” of state funds that could be used to pay tuition and fees at other schools.

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