The Senate Education Committee will vote today on revisions to Arizona’s vouchers that would expand eligibility to students who attend Title I schools and take part in the federal free- or reduced-price lunch program, which is about 70% of Arizona students.
This move to expand vouchers that use public tax dollars to fund students’ private school costs, comes just two years after Arizona voters rejected expansion of Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts by voting against Prop. 305.
Senate Bill 1452, sponsored by Sen. Paul Boyer, would also divert Classroom Site Fund money from teachers’ pay and local funding for schools to students’ Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, or vouchers.
#Legislative Legit: SB 1452 ESA voucher expansion
ACTION ALERT: Voucher Expansion! The Senate Education committee will consider SB 1452, a dramatic expansion of the ESA program. Email the committee to vote NO on 1452. here, https://t.co/J2eeeP9uFa and watch it live, https://t.co/fvpDlouytq pic.twitter.com/1T3JRPIhVH— azsba (@AzSBA) February 2, 2021