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Emma Kerrigan, right, attends the private Lawrence School in Broadview, Ohio, with help from the state’s voucher program for special needs students.
—Dustin Franz for Education Week

'There Is No Oversight': Private-School Vouchers Can Leave Parents on Their Own

The Florida private schools that last year collected $825 million in taxpayer-funded vouchers and scholarships have few requirements for informing the public on how they are serving students. (November 14, 2017)

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From an ambitious new voucher program to curbs on teacher pay and bargaining rights, Gov. Mitch Daniels and fellow Republicans notch big victories.
May 12, 2011 – Education Week
The budget agreement approved by federal lawmakers revived a controversial tuition-voucher program in the nation's capital.
April 27, 2011 – Education Week
Legislation in some states would use taxpayer money to extend voucher eligibility beyond poor families to middle-income ones.
April 27, 2011 – Education Week
Terry M. Moe and Paul T. Hill argue that neither a free market or a government-run education system is the answer, in the third essay of the Futures of School Reform series.
April 20, 2011 – Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court rules 5-4 against taxpayers who sought to overturn an Arizona program aiding religious schools.
April 4, 2011 – Education Week
With interest flourishing in the Douglas County, Colo., voucher pilot, school district officials are working to create the funding mechanism that will allow public dollars to flow through parents to private schools.
March 23, 2011 – Education Week
Douglas County school board members voted 7-0 Tuesday to launch Colorado's first district-run voucher pilot, using state per-pupil funding to help up to 500 students attend private schools this fall.
March 16, 2011 – Digital Directions
Backers of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program are particularly cheered by a GOP sympathetic to their issues.
January 26, 2011 – Education Week
Policymakers in a number of states take a page from the former two-term Florida governor's aggressive, sometimes divisive playbook.
December 29, 2010 – Education Week
Americans are exploring school choice in growing numbers, and policymakers should take heed, Bruno V. Manno writes.
December 1, 2010 – Education Week

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