Mar 20, 12:00 AM
A group of fresh-faced, uniform-clad students came to the testifying table one by one before the House Education Finance Committee March 14 to tell members about their education at Cristo Rey High School, a Catholic school in Minneapolis. The students spoke in support of HF273, which its sponsor, Rep. Kelby Woodard (R-Belle Plaine), calls a "limited scholarship program for low-income families." Payments up to the amount of the average general education per pupil revenue, currently $5,124, would be made to a student's parent or guardian and sent to a nonpublic school, where the parent would endorse the check for the school's use. School participation would be voluntary.
Tags: school choice