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Pennsylvania Senators Must Defy Teachers’ Unions to Offer Lifeline Scholarships to Students in Failed Districts

Originally published at Broad + Liberty

Before this year’s elections, Pennsylvania state senators will have the opportunity to return taxpayer dollars to parents and students victimized by perpetually failing public schools.

On June 21, the Senate Education Committee voted 7-4 along party lines to advance legislation that would provide students in the bottom 15% of the commonwealth’s lowest performing public schools with almost $7,000 in scholarship funds. 

Not a single Democrat voted to move the Lifeline Scholarship proposal out of committee so the full Senate would have the opportunity to discuss, debate, and vote on legislation that would enable parents and students to receive a portion of their tax dollars back in the form of Education Opportunity Accounts. 

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