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On April 27, the state House of Representatives passed House Bill 2169, one of the worst tuition voucher bills we’ve seen - with an extremely close vote. The Senate plans to consider the bill soon, and legislators with deep ties to anti-public education special interest groups have made getting it to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk their top priority.
The bill would:
PSEA joined 28 other education organizations to urge state senators to oppose legislation that would siphon millions of dollars from public schools to pay for private school tuition and other expenses.
“This bill is a truly terrible piece of education policy,” PSEA President Rich Askey said.
“It’s nothing less than a full attack on public education. It would take $144 million from school districts most in need of state resources and give it to parents to spend on private school tuition, fees, uniforms, tutoring, computers, or all kinds of other educational expenses.”
House Bill 2169 would create a tuition voucher program, taking $144 million of taxpayer money from school districts that need state resources the most.