Atlanta, GA (AP) - A key Republican state lawmaker says he will
again push to expand Georgia's voucher program to include military
families and foster care children.
Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers said Monday he hopes the
accreditation woes of the Atlanta Public School system will give
his effort fresh momentum this year.
Rogers wants use taxpayer money to give students the option of
attending the school of their choice, including private schools.
The state already gives such vouchers to special-needs students
under a program started in 2007.
Rogers said he would like to see all Georgia students eligible
for a universal voucher program but does not expect that will
happen this year.
Georgia General Assembly: www.legis.ga.gov
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