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Fitzsimon: Voucher scheme bad idea

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Talk about bad timing.

The folks pushing the latest version of a voucher scheme for private schools descended on the General Assembly Tuesday with a crowd of roughly a thousand, mostly students and officials at religious schools. The schools stand to gain the most from the plan that would allow corporations to receive dollar for dollar tax credits for donations to non-profits that provide scholarships to private schools.

But the well orchestrated event came the same day as a blistering front page story in The New York Times about the program that currently operates in eight states and as the Times story puts it is a scholarship program that has “been twisted to benefit private schools at the expense of the neediest children.”

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Bless your heart
Bless your heart