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By Liv Finne
Center for Education Director, Washington Policy Center 

School choice is on the rise

 


School choice is on the rise across the nation. Pennsylvania governor Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, just announced his support for Lifeline scholarships, a state voucher program that will allow students to use public funds to attend a private school of their choice.

If enacted, his bill will help families assigned by local officials to the lowest-performing public schools because these families will be able to choose a better alternative for their children.

Governor Shapiro’s bold initiative is the latest in a popular national trend. In just two years seven states have granted families acce...



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