Arizona lawmakers considering using taxpayer money to pay for out-of-state private schools

AZ Central: The Arizona Legislature is considering allowing taxpayer money to be used for private-school tuition outside the state through its Empowerment Scholarship Account program.

The proposal comes in response to concerns amplified by the American Federation for Children — the school choice advocacy group founded by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy Devos — that some students in Window Rock might be kicked out of Arizona's empowerment scholarship program (ESA) because they had used the public money to pay private school tuition in New Mexico.

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