Every parent in Arizona will receive a debit card for about $7,000 per child that can be used to pay for private school, religious school, homeschool, tutoring, online classes and education supplies (“School’s out forever: Arizona moves “to kill public education” with new universal voucher law,” salon.com, Jul. 1).
The state’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts goes farther than any other state in giving parents the option to educate their children almost any way they want. I understand the anger and frustration that so many parents feel about how their children are educated. But unless the program has strict oversight, it will be abused by those wanting to make a fast buck and then closing shop, leaving students stranded.
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