School Vouchers

Issue Brief: School Vouchers

NSBA opposes private school vouchers and urges Congress to reject using any federal funds for a national voucher program, including any special education vouchers for military children and/or specific subgroups of students.  NSBA believes that public funds should be used within public schools to advance curricula and choice, including charter schools authorized by local school boards.  NSBA also opposes the use of education savings accounts and tuition tax credits as these are simply alternative versions of voucher programs.

NSBA’s Actions Regarding Private School Vouchers

Read about NSBA’s actions opposing private school vouchers: letters to Congress and federal agencies, comments, and grassroots calls to action.

Background on Private School Vouchers

Private school vouchers have not proven to be successful in improving student achievement over time. Find out more about why NSBA opposes them.

NSBA’s Position on Private School Vouchers

NSBA opposes private school vouchers and tuition tax subsidies because these programs divert taxpayers’ funds from public schools.

School Vouchers

NSBA opposes private school vouchers and tuition tax credits because they divert funding from public schools. NSBA supports efforts to use federal funding to improve public schools.

Written Testimony of the National Coalition for Public Education

Submitted to the House Committee on Education and the WorkforceSubcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education for the Hearing on “Exploring State Success in Expanding Parent and Student Options”.

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