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April 27, 2004

House Bill 754: Establishing a Voucher System

Sponsors:
Rep. Weyler, Rock 79
Rep. Boyce, Belk 31
Rep. Intron, Rock 75
Rep. Alger, Graf 14
Sen. Sapareto, Dist 19
Sen. Boyce, Dist 4
Sen. Prescott, Dist 23

Summary:
This bill establishes a voucher program in the department of education which would allow the parent of a child to receive an educational certificate to be used to pay for educational programs at a nonpublic school or home education program for grades kindergarten through 12.

Status:

03/18/2004Died in Committee


HSLDA's Position:
We oppose all voucher systems. Even if they appear to come initially with no strings attached, greater government regulation of parental freedoms will inevitably follow in the name of maintaining accountability for how parents spend "the government's" money. The bill already imposes restrictions: a private school that teaches only boys or only girls, or only children of a particular faith, would not be eligible. Additional restrictions are sure to follow after people have grown dependent on this government largesse for paying for their private education.

Action Requested:
No action requested at this time.

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