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‘I . . . believe that any child can get a good education just about anywhere in America, if the parents are fully invested in their child’s success.’ Ken

Citizen Staff Writer

The story: In an editorial, the Citizen supports the Arizona Supreme Court’s ruling that two school voucher programs violate the state constitution by funneling tax money for private schools.

Your take: Even those in the Citizen’s online community who believe that private schools are superior to public institutions don’t believe private schools should receive tax money.

• “We sent our kids to private schools out of choice and did not expect that the state or federal government pay for them.” MerleBreiland

• “Many private schools were founded by crooks looking for voucher money, especially in poverty ridden cities.” tucsonchris

• “Private schools appear to do better because they can cherry-pick their students, and remove the problematic ones.” Don M.

• “You can’t educate children effectively in a state in which the people who make up the substantial part of the tax base are retired and do not want to spend the money (on education).” handslikeclouds

• “You can still send your kids to any school you want. You just can’t do it with taxpayer dollars or at the expense of public schools.” leftfield





For Monday, March 30

1Home on West Side built from old tires, cans.

2Altercation diverts Southwest flight to Denver.

3Visitors frustrated at Luke Air Force Base show.

The big debate:

School vouchers

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