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D.C. Voucher Plan Extended Until 2019

As part of a budget deal, Congress in May agreed to extend Washington, D.C.’s controversial school voucher plan until 2019.

The action came just days after the U.S. Department of Education released a study showing that students taking part in the voucher program, which is funded with federal tax dollars, actually perform worse academically than students who are not in the program.

Taxpayer Tithes: House Speaker Uses Budget Deal To Fund Religious Schools With Your Tax Dollars

It’s a gorgeous spring day in Washington today. Sadly, it’s likely to be an ugly day for church-state separation.

This afternoon, both houses of Congress are expected to vote on a budget deal that includes federal taxpayer funding to reauthorize and expand the Washington, D.C., school voucher program.