AFSA Opposes D.C. Voucher Program in Joint Letter to the House

The National Coalition for Public Education (NCPE), which AFSA is a member of, sent a letter to the House opposing the D.C. voucher program on April 28. AFSA and 55 other organizations signed onto the letter, which provides valid reasons and research on how the voucher program is ineffective and does not improve academic achievement. The letter states why public funds should be spent on public schools, not private schools.

The DC voucher bill, HR 4901, was heard by the House Rules Committee on April 27 and was debated in the House the next day. There have been several amendments filed that would strengthen protections for students in the program and require voucher schools to comply with federal civil rights laws.

Many of the amendments that will be offered are on the Rules Committee website:

Read the full letter here