Vouchers

Charter schools
private schools
tuition tax credits
education savings accounts

Vouchers hurt

Taking money from public schools robs students of opportunities

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Public education is the foundation of our democracy.
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NEA opposes private school vouchers and similar schemes like tuition tax credits and K-12 education savings accounts.
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Vouchers take scarce funding from public schools and give it to private and religious schools that are unaccountable to the public.
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Taxpayer dollars should go to the public schools that educate 9 out of 10 Americans, not private schools that can pick and choose their students.
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There's no valid evidence that vouchers improve the performance of the students receiving them.

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Bills in Congress

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish tax credits to encourage individual and corporate taxpayers to contribute to scholarships for elementary and secondary students through eligible scholarship-granting organizations, and for other purposes.

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish tax credits to encourage individual and corporate taxpayers to contribute to scholarships for elementary and secondary students through eligible scholarship-granting organizations, and for other purposes.

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