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  1. Texas Senate advances school vouchers; House still opposedRead the original story

    35 min ago | KRGV

    The Texas Senate has advanced a school voucher plan using taxpayer funds to help parents send their children to private and religious schools instead of public ones. Tea party Republicans have long championed spending state funding to promote "school choice," arguing that competing for students will improve struggling public schools.

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  2. School voucher bill approaching key committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Jackson Sun

    School voucher bill approaching key committee Eligible districts could include Jackson-Madison County Schools Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: A state school voucher proposal that failed in the last two Tennessee General Assembly sessions is gaining support as it approaches a key committee in the final days of this year's legislative session. A similar bill failed there last year, but sponsors believe if the legislation passes the subcommittee, it will win approval in the next committee and on the House floor because it has gained more than 30 co-sponsors in the last few days.

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  3. Highlights from around the CapitolRead the original story

    1 hr ago | KXXV-TV Waco

    The Texas Senate voted Monday to advance a contentious but potentially landmark school voucher plan that would use taxpayer funds to help parents send their children to private and religious schools instead of public ones. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and top tea party Republicans have long championed dedicating state funding to promote "school choice," arguing that competing for students will improve struggling public schools.

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  4. Texas Senate advances school vouchers; House still opposedRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

    ... Democrats and rural Republicans in the lower chamber have previously teamed up to oppose any form of school vouchers. Patrick and Taylor counter that public funding should help families whose kids are trapped in poorly performing public schools but ...

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  5. Senate Gives Initial OK to School Scholarship PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

    Some low-income families unhappy with their public schools would get help paying private school tuition under a plan that won tentative approval in the Texas Senate Monday. Senate Bill 4, which would use state tax credits to entice up to $100 million in business donations to fund a scholarship program, cleared the chamber 18 to 12 with two Republicans, Konni Burton of Colleyville and Robert Nichols of Jacksonville, breaking party lines to vote against the measure.

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  6. School Voucher Program in Tennessee is Gaining SupportRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WTVC

    A proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee is gaining support. The measure is scheduled for a vote in the House Finance Subcommittee Tuesday.

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  7. Senate gives tentative OK to modified school voucher billRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

    Up to 16,000 lower-income students in urban districts would be able to transfer to private or religious schools - using potential tax dollars to pay tuition - under a measure tentatively approved Monday by the Senate. The fractious proposal, approved on an 18-12 vote, would set aside $100 million in tax credits to create, in effect, a school voucher program.

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  8. File Image.Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

    The Texas Senate has advanced a school voucher plan using taxpayer funds to help parents send their children to private and religious schools instead of public ones. Tea party Republicans have long championed spending state funding to promote "school choice," arguing that competing for students will improve struggling public schools.

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  9. Tuesday important for Tenn. school voucher billRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WCYB

    The bill is scheduled for a vote in the House Finance Subcommittee . If it passes there, it would be sent to the full finance committee.

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  10. Tenn. may offer school vouchers, but which schools will take them?Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | District Administration

    Tennessee may offer vouchers averaging $6,628 annually to as many as 5,000 students who attend poorly performing public schools, so students can use the money to go to private school.

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  11. Time to lower class sizes, update curriculum, stop emphasis on testingRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Potomac Local

    During my time in the Marines, I was taught about how important it is to set high standards for yourself. We should be taking that lesson to heart when it comes to our education standards in the Commonwealth.

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  12. The Federal Government Should Stay Away From School ChoiceRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | National Center for Policy Analysis

    In a memo earlier this month, two Third Way analysts vigorously argued that Congress should not include a federal voucher program as a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization. However, the five reasons they give to oppose federal vouchers range from flawed to erroneous.

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  13. Much remains on list to finishRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | Columbia Daily Herald

    Tennessee lawmakers Monday will begin their annual rush toward adjournment, racing through dozens of bills on issues ranging from new restrictions on abortion to school vouchers. Despite passing a $33.8 budget - the only thing the General Assembly is constitutionally required to do - and resolving major controversies like guns in parks and making the Bible the official state book , lawmakers still have plenty of unfinished business.

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  14. Students and teachers hold Save Texas Schools rallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | KXAN-TV Austin

    Teachers, students, school leaders and the Austin mayor gathered on the steps of the state capitol Saturday to speak out against school funding, school vouchers that give families more choices, and what they call the "over-testing" of students. Students hoped lawmakers liked their moves and lyrics about too much testing as they kicked off the Save Texas Schools rally.

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  15. More Read the original story

    Sunday | KXXV-TV Waco

    ... that there's only six weeks left in the session. And it still has a long way to go before becoming law. SCHOOL VOUCHERS: The Senate seemed poised last week to pass a school voucher plan using taxpayer funds to help parents send their children to ...

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  16. People's voice on education dwindlingRead the original story

    Saturday | Journal Gazette

    ... education debate. The Senate budget proposal reaffirms Pence's wish to remove the $4,800 cap on grade 1-8 school vouchers, with no effort to increase oversight as additional dollars are shifted to private schools. Control of more tax money moves ...

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  17. School vouchers in Milwaukee, religious freedom and discriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

    As the recent Indiana controversy has made clear, anti-gay bigotry is no longer publicly acceptable even when cloaked with rhetoric of religious freedom. It's a lesson that, sooner or later, Wisconsin will have to confront.

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  18. Crunch time as Indiana lawmakers work on budget billRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

    ... Ferebee. The House and Senate also have a big disagreement to settle over funding for charter schools and school vouchers. While lawmakers look for compromise and places to cut $213 million, the Department of Child Protective Services and other ...

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  19. Walker's Wisconsin budget shows his conservative idealsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | The Janesville Gazette

    Best known nationally for his struggle with unions, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is staking out conservative ground in broader ways as he prepares for a likely run for the Republican presidential nomination. These ways are stuffed into his recent budget proposal and some of them are going to be a tough sell even with fellow Republicans who control the Legislature.

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  20. Crispus Attucks HS earns national honorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | TheIndyChannel

    Skipping, jumping and bouncing -- that's what you'll see students doing in the hallways at Brownsburg's White Lick Elementary. Hoosier parents who support school vouchers fired back Thursday after a report questioning the effectiveness of the program was released.

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