GAO Urges Better Oversight of Voucher Program in D.C.
A congressional watchdog agency has determined that the federally funded voucher program serving students in the District of Columbia needs to exercise better oversight of its money and devise a way to ensure parents are getting up-to-date information about the 60 schools that accept the vouchers.
But representatives from the 4-year-old Washington Scholarship Fund , which administers the tuition-aid program, said the Nov. 1 report from the Government Accountability Office contained several inaccuracies, and that several of the recommendations have been voluntarily addressed. The GAO report also failed to note the high satisfaction level among parents of children in the program,...
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