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Va. Governor Vetoes Voucher-Like Bill

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) in April vetoed a bill that would have created a voucher-like program for disabled students.

In a statement, McAuliffe said that the bill, H.B. 389, would have been in “direct conflict” with a clause in the state constitution that forbids public aid to private, religious schools. 

“This bill raises constitutional questions, diverts funds from public schools, and creates an unfair system. Our goal is to support and improve public education across the Commonwealth for all students, not to codify inequality,” he added.

AU Legal Director Argues Against Voucher Program In Nevada

Nevada’s new voucher program will lead to direct taxpayer funding of religious schools in violation of the Nev­ada Constitution, an Americans Uni­ted attorney recently told a state judge.

During an oral argument held in December, AU Legal Director Richard B. Katskee told a Clark County court that it’s perfectly acceptable for parents to send their children to religious schools – as long as they pay for it themselves.

‘School Choice Week’: Don’t Buy The Lie

This week is “National School Choice” week. Although many of the participants and supporters of the event join solely to support public school choice options, like charter schools and magnets schools, the organizers’ true purpose is to push private school choice options, specifically vouchers.