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Dismantling public education, Goupstate, 4/13/12

posted Apr 13, 2012, 4:17 AM by Bill Duncan

Published: Friday, April 13, 2012 at 3:15 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 3:09 p.m.

House Bill H4894 is a backdoor school voucher bill that passed the S.C. House of Representative and is headed to the S.C. Senate. Outside money from New Yorker Howard Rich and the tea party group from Freedom Works has convinced 58 percent of our House members that giving tax breaks to private and religious school students’ parents as well as to home-school families will strengthen our public education system. Study after study over the past 20 years, though, has shown that voucher programs similar to what will be created by the passage of this bill did not improve student achievement when tested against public school peers.

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I urge you to write or call your state senator and tell him to vote against any backdoor school voucher bill.

Rick Hahnenberg