Just a fraction of those now eligible for school vouchers get them

Around 71% of the state’s current prekindergarten through 12th grade students qualify for the state’s scholarship programs now offered, but only around 6% of the total population is receiving those scholarships, according to a presentation a House subcommittee heard Tuesday.

Families of four with incomes of up to 400% of the federal poverty level are eligible for state scholarships for private schools. But only about 180,000 students now receive that money, according to the data presented to the House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee Tuesday.

It would seem that expanding school choice to all the state’s school-age school children would not empty out

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