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Voucher activity



In case you haven't been paying attention, legislation that would expand the state's corporate tax credit scholarship program - that's vouchers to most of us - is moving quickly through the Senate (SB 1212) and is ready for a vote on the House floor (HB 465). What hasn't escaped the notice of some watchers is the divide among Democrats on the issue, which often claims wide support among low-income and minority communities that want better education options for their children. Dems on the Senate Children and Families Committee unanimously approved the idea, while those on the House Policy and Budget Council all voted no. "After last week, when 4,000 traveled from as far away as Miami to show support for school choice in a march led by civil right icon Rev. HK Matthews, perhaps the D's in the House are spending too much time in the ivory tower and not enough time listening to their constituents!" suggests Denise Lasher of Step Up for Students, an initiative of the scholarship program.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:16am]


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