NSBA Signs on to NCPE Coalition Letter Opposing Vouchers

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Federal Advocacy Resources

Along with 52 other members of the National Coalition for Public Education (NCPE),  NSBA opposes any amendment to Fiscal 2016 Senate Budget Resolution (S. Con Res. 11) that would create a private school voucher program.  The NCPE wrote to express our strong opposition to any amendments to the Fiscal 2016 Senate Budget Resolution (S. Con Res. 11) that would support the creation of a private school voucher or tuition tax credit program. Rather than providing equal access to high quality education, setting high standards and ensuring accountability for all students, these programs have proven ineffective, lack accountability to taxpayers, deprive students of rights provided to public school students, and threaten religious liberty.

Voucher and tuition tax credit programs would divert desperately-needed resources away from the public school system to fund the education of a few, select voucher students while ignoring overall student academic achievement.  Congress would better serve ALL children by directing funds to make public schools stronger and safer instead of creating a new voucher or tuition tax credit program.

 

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