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Pennsylvania: School Choice Proponents Poised to Extend Lifeline Scholarships to Students

Originally published at The American Spectator

If finances are the top concern of public school officials beset with low state test scores, they should be on board with scholarship proposals that enable students to attend private schools while reducing taxpayer costs — like the one just introduced in the Pennsylvania Senate.

Yet, despite recent studies that demonstrate how school choice initiatives boost academic performance while also alleviating the public cost of education, union operatives claim that providing parents with more autonomy over their own tax dollars will somehow “divert” vital resources from public schools. How do these arguments hold up?

By acknowledging the growing appetite for alternatives to conventional public schools on the part of parents and students, unions are unwittingly making the case for reform, according to education policy analysts.

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