Voucher Bill headed to House floor; please call

Voucher Bill headed to House floor; please call

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The following is shared from a recent Parents’ Campaign email:


 

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The House Education Committee has passed House Bill 943, a voucher bill that would send your tax dollars to private, virtual, for-profit, and home schools to cover the cost of tuition and other expenses.

The bill would provide some students, even some without disabilities, more funding than is allocated for each student attending public schools, and could cost the state as much as $30-million next year. It would allow parents of private and home school students to invest unused voucher funds in Coverdell Savings Accounts to pay for college tuition. HB 943 requires no accountability for the quality of education provided for our tax dollars, and it opens the door wide for fraud and abuse. Click here to read a summary of the bill.

The bill could come up for a House floor vote as early as tomorrow.

Ask your representative to vote NO on vouchers – HB 943:

Rep. Carolyn Crawford   Personal: 228.452.5029  Capitol: 601.359.2430

Capitol Switchboard: 601.359.3770

Share the same message with Speaker Gunn:

Speaker Gunn  Capitol: 601.359.3300

Watch as Dr. Buddy Chain of Oxford reminds legislators that public dollars should be kept in public schools:

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Please call your representative and Speaker Gunn today, and ask your friends and family to call, too. Our children are relying on us to ensure that they have strong public schools to attend!

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