UPDATE: in a quick 3 minutes, here's why this is a bad, bad idea. If you want public money going to private schools - that have NO accountability to anyone and can pick and choose who gets in (and who gets kicked out), then you'll like SB 6079. A big no from me.
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Wait for it.
A late dropping bill that missed my notice is SB 6079 by Senator Michael Baumgartner (R-Spokane). It would allow families to choice to get $5K of the average $7400 in state dollars per student. Then you could use the money for "educational services" at public or private schools.
This bill is listed as first coming into the Senate on March 9th and, as of today, was referred to the Early Learning &E-12 Education Committee. Apparently, there it sits.
This voucher nonsense is happening in a number of states mostly around special ed or ELL students. Naturally the hope is to expand this crazy quilt idea for all K-12 children. You could either get a voucher (and go shopping), a tax-credit scholarship, or get an individual tax credit.
It's all about choice, right?
Hoping this one will die a quiet death.