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NSBA Opposes New Federal Voucher Proposal

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) recently released a statement strongly opposing the US Department of Education’s latest voucher proposal and urging Congress to reject the Education Freedom Scholarship and Opportunity Act and other programs that expand tuition tax credits for private schools.

“The proposal ignores the fundamental reality that most public school districts already offer students a wide range of choices and opportunities…School board officials support choice, and employ a lot of creative ideas to provide it, but sending tax dollars to schools that lack local supervision is not an appropriate use of taxpayer funds,” the statement reads.

“Unlike private schools receiving public dollars through voucher schemes, public schools remain fully accountable for the use of public funds under both state and federal laws,” the statement continues.

Read “NSBA Statement Opposing the US Secretary of Education’s Latest Federal Voucher Program” by Thomas J. Gentzel, NSBA executive director.

March 14, 2019