PA Department of Education Releases List of Low-Achieving Schools
Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of Education today published the list of low-achieving schools in which students, who live within the schools’ boundaries, may be eligible to apply for a scholarship through the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program.
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Voucher Program's New Rules Shift Tens
Of Millions Of Dollars From Public Schools Louisiana School
* Governor says it spurs competition, expands choice
* Critics say program diverts funds from public schools
July 23 (Reuters) - State money will continue to flow to scores of private and religious schools participating in Louisiana's new voucher program even if their students fail basic reading and math tests, according to new guidelines released by the state on Monday.
The voucher program, the most sweeping in the nation, is the linchpin of
Republican Governor Bobby Jindal and other voucher advocates see the plan as a way to spur competition among schools and to expand parental choice. Critics, including teachers' unions, argue that vouchers unfairly divert vital tax dollars from public schools.