Debate over school-voucher programs continues

04/8/2012 | Google

School-voucher programs that allow students to attend private schools using public funding are being created or expanded in many states. Supporters say the programs increase school choice and allow students -- particularly those from low-income backgrounds who attend low-performing public schools -- to access schools that might otherwise be out of reach. However, some critics say vouchers essentially are unconstitutional, allowing public money to be used by religious schools, while also diverting resources from cash-strapped public schools.

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