Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Washington UPDATE: District of Columbia Children May Get Money to Attend Private Schools

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Washington UPDATE: District of Columbia Children May Get Money to Attend Private Schools

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Washington UPDATE: District of Columbia Children May Get Money to Attend Private Schools

House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas) introduced legislation last month that would provide educational scholarships to precollegiate low-income children in the nation's capital.

Armey's legislation -- called the District of Columbia Student Opportunity Act -- would provide scholarships for school children from kindergarten through twelfth grade whose families have incomes no greater than 185 percent of the poverty level.

The scholarships may be used for tuition costs at public or private schools in the District of Columbia or in neighboring counties in Maryland and Virginia. The scholarships would also be available for tutoring assistance for students who attend public schools in the District.

"District residents who would benefit most from [the] legislation, such as single parents and low-income families, want and deserve this opportunity," said Armey in a press release announcing the legislation.

According to the press release, a recent poll found that 62 percent of those with incomes under $25,000 believe that education would improve if they had greater freedom to choose where their children go to school. …

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