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Voucher program ready for action in Colorado

Posted by Kelly Maher on March 14th, 2011
 
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The Douglas County School Board is scheduled to take a final vote at Tuesday’s meeting on the “Option Certificate Program,” a voucher approach that would allow 75% of per-pupil tax funding to be transferred on the student’s behalf toward enrollment at private schools in the district.

Last December the school board voted to move into the research and development phase of the program, and asked the administration to come back to them with a proposal of how to implement the program. Tuesday’s meeting is the culmination of that effort.

During that meeting, Pam Mazanec [see video above] made the pro-voucher case…

“This isn’t about bashing our schools or our teachers,” she said. “Many, probably most, will still choose their neighborhood public school. This is about the paramount right of parents to decide what school is in the best interest of their child. Clearly a high percentage of Douglas County parents would choose their neighborhood public school. No one should deny other parents their choice.”

I’ll be at Tuesday’s meeting. Join me and let’s fill the room.

  • Post by Kelly Maher on March 14th, 2011

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