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West Virginia: House Delays Voucher Bill When It Sees the Cost; by Diane Ravitch

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House Republicans decided to slow down when they saw how much their proposal would cost And this money would be diverted from the state’s public schools, which enroll the vast majority of students-- thus realizing that students can get a voucher not to “escape failing public schools,” but t o pay for the religious school they already attend. In other words, the “voucher program” would be simply a subsidy to the 25,000 students already in private/religious schools and in home school. And it would cost $112 million a year to subsidize students whose parents are currently paying for them.

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