Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Rand Paul and Lamar Alexander Team Up on School Vouchers

I think it is interesting that Rand Paul is looking to use federal dollars to fund vouchers for local schools (he isn't increasing spending though, he is using already appropriated funds).  A libertarian purist would probably stay away from any federal involvement in education but he seems to be willing to work within the system to help improve children's lives through school choice:

Paul, from Kentucky, co-sponsored an amendment to Senate budget legislation with Sen. Lamar Alexander, a Republican from Tennessee who was once secretary of education. The "school choice" amendment calls for using $14.5 billion in current Title 1 funds, which are targeted to students who attend high-poverty schools, to cover 11 million students, at $1,300 per child. The money would follow a student at any accredited public or private student a family chooses.

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