National Coalition for Public Education Letter to Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Opposing Reauthorization of D.C. School Voucher Program

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Federal Advocacy Resources

NSBA and 54 other organizations, as part of the National Coalition for Public Education, wrote this letter to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs to voice opposition to reauthorization of the District of Columbia private school voucher program. In the letter, the coalition stated "We oppose this and all private school voucher programs because public funds should be spent on public schools, not private schools. But the D.C. program, in particular, has proven ineffective and unaccountable to taxpayers. Not only have multiple Department of Education (USED) studies concluded that the program has failed to improve educational outcomes for participating students, but two U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports have also identified its repeated management and accountability failures."

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