Senate Republicans Push Federal Voucher Program in Budget Debate

Source: Alyson Klein, Education Week, Politics K-12 blog, March 21, 2013

Parents would be able to take their child’s Title I dollars to any school of their choice—including a private school—under a budget amendment written by two very high profile Republican senators: Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a tea party darling, and Sen. Lamar Alexander, the top GOP lawmaker on the Senate education committee. Does the policy sound familiar? It should if you were following the presidential election. It’s very similar to the policies Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, pushed during the 2012 election.
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Source: Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, March 25, 2013