Topic: Vouchers

Write your members of Congress and urge them to oppose this voucher scheme

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is at it again. Along with her friends from the Heritage Foundation and Republicans in Congress, she’s trying to push her failed voucher scheme on military families. These voucher proponents are leading an effort to create “education savings accounts”—otherwise known as private school vouchers—for military-connected students. Bills to accomplish this have been introduced in...

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Parents want well-funded neighborhood schools, not diversion of dollars to charters and vouchers

In a national Hart Research poll released today by the American Federation of Teachers, three in four public school parents say the public schools their children attend provide them with an excellent or good education. Some 79 percent of parents are satisfied with their children’s public schools when it comes to helping their children achieve their full potential, according to...

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Senate panel rejects Trump’s blueprint for cuts, vouchers

Our counterparts on the national AFT communications and legislative teams are keeping careful track of developments in Congress affecting funding for education. School districts in Texas and across the United States depend on federal funding for a significant part of their budgets. This year the flow of federal aid has been threatened by budget proposals from the Trump administration to...

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