school choice maryland

A Democrat saved school choice in Maryland. Can the same thing happen in Pennsylvania?

Originally published at The Patriot-News

Maryland’s targeted educational choice program was on the chopping block earlier this year. With Democrats controlling both legislative chambers and flipping the governor’s mansion, the Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Scholarship Program’s future looked bleak.

Instead, lawmakers removed language from the state budget that phased out the BOOST program over the coming years and voted to provide $9 million in funding for the 2023–24 school year.

How did the BOOST program emerge on top? The program’s success and demonstrated demand by parents and voters meant more to Maryland Democrats than the political support of public school unions.

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