Group Works to Block Arizona School Voucher Expansion

| July 12, 2017

By Vanessa Barchfield • Arizona Public Media 

A law that expands Arizona’s school voucher program is set to take effect Aug. 9, and one group is working to block that from happening.

Arizona’s school voucher program was created in 2011 for students with disabilities. In recent years, it’s been opened up to kids on reservations; those with parents in the military; wards of the state; or children in failing schools.

Earlier this year, legislators passed a law that expands the program to all public school students and puts limits on how many vouchers will be issued.

Opponents say the law will take much-needed money from Arizona’s cash-strapped public schools and redirect it to private or religious schools.

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