Education Voucher Bill Introduced in the House and Senate
Republican lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate introduced the Educational Choice for Children Act. Proponents of this legislation say the bill will increase access to quality education for low and middle-income families by using the tax code to incentivize an estimated $10 billion in private charitable donations to fund vouchers for K-12 students. However, as noted above, CEC and a wide range of education and civil rights stakeholders oppose their use because students lose their right to protection under federal laws such as the Individuals with Disabilities Act.
Learn more about the Educational Choice for Children Act here.