Not quite universal, but families flocked to universal voucher program

More than 30,000 students have applied for empowerment scholarship accounts under Arizona’s newly expanded program, which makes the vouchers available to anyone, regardless of need, in exchange for not attending a public school in the state. The program pays families up to $6,500 per pupil out of general education funds, which public school advocates fear could be a $200 million hit to state school funding. (Mike Householder/AP/Shutterstock)

More than 30,000 students have applied for empowerment scholarship accounts under Arizona’s newly expanded program, which makes the vouchers available to anyone, regardless of need, in exchange for not attending a public school in the state. The program pays families up to $6,500 per pupil out of general education funds, which public school advocates fear could be a $200 million hit to state school funding. (Mike Householder/AP/Shutterstock)

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