school choice http://knau.org en Governor Brewer Signs Bill to Use Public Funds to Pay for Private Schools http://knau.org/post/governor-brewer-signs-bill-use-public-funds-pay-private-schools <p>A new law signed this week by Gov. Jan Brewer could give an estimated 100,000 children in public schools a check from the state to go to a private or parochial school instead.&nbsp;</p><p>Under that law, any student whose school is rated a D or worse on overall academic performance qualifies for a voucher, good for about $4,000 a year. That covers 183 of 15-hundred schools that have been graded. Gubernatorial press aide Matthew Benson said that&#39;s not enough to pay tuition at many private schools -- and some families will not be able to take advantage of the program.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 00:54:27 +0000 Howard Fischer 14019 at http://knau.org