Through the passing of House Bill 3 last session, lawmakers committed to increase funding for public schools. However, the pandemic has presented major budget challenges for public schools, and districts can’t afford to lose these funds.
Fast forward to this session, vouchers and other programs that take taxpayer money and funnel it to private schools and vendors could put public schools at risk of losing the funds gained through HB 3.
Our eleventh Intersect Ed podcast episode, part of our legislative agenda series, showcases how public schools are stepping up to offer more school choice options for their students. Education policy professors also highlight the negative impacts voucher programs have on students and families.