The Nevada legislature has just approved a bill letting parents take their child from a public school and use taxpayer money to pay tuition at a private or religious school – or even for homeschooling.
Here’s an excerpt from a Washington Post article about the new law, headlined The ultimate in school choice or school as a commodity?
Ed Week also has an article on it, School Vouchers for All? Nevada Law Breaks New Ground.
The law is sure to be challenged in court and, with luck, it will be overturned. The new law could be a very dangerous precedent that could encourage other states to try the same thing.
You can read more about why this kind of voucher programs is so dangerous at The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea (& Other Commentaries On “Choice”).
Nevada Association of School Boards also has an excellent analysis of these kinds of voucher initiatives.