Voucher proposal in Minnesota

Minneapolis and St. Paul students could get private-school vouchers worth up to $4,601, under legislation introduced last week.

Their voucher plan would be available to families of four making $47,100 or less a year. The $4,601 maximum amount represents the basic funding school districts get per student from the state. The plan would not apply to students outside of those two school districts.

The bill will face a tough time in the state legislature.

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  1. The St. Paul Superintendent Patricia Harvey certainly has a way of putting the whole debate in prespective:

    “I believe this is an insult to the students, families and staff in St. Paul,” she said. “It’s a kick in the teeth.”

    Or, to strip out the rationalizations, it’s all about me.