Report: Senate passage expected on Pennsylvania voucher plan

UPDATE: The Post-Gazette now says not so fast.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

HARRISBURG — School voucher legislation is poised to pass the state Senate as early as today, following a lengthy committee debate Monday over amendments from the bill’s opponents.

The measure, which has drawn both fervent support and opposition, would make low-income students eligible for vouchers toward their tuition at a public or private school outside their district. A provision approved Monday would expand that eligibility to some middle-class students in the program’s fourth year.

Attempts to limit the program’s eligibility, require districts to tally up how much vouchers cost them, and allow students to opt-out of religious classes at their new school all failed in the Appropriations Committee.

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BY Adam Emerson

Editor of redefinED, policy and communications guru for Florida education nonprofit