House Bill 2482, the effort to expand the Empowerment Scholarship Accounts program to all school children (an attempt to privatize public education through vouchers), was pulled from the calendar last week in the House.
House Bill 2482 is back on the Committee of the Whole (COW) Calendar today, House resets debate on vouchers for all school students as is House Bill 2401, the attempt to eliminate desegregation funding from Arizona’s school districts.
The Senate approved an identical bill to House Bill 2482 last week, Senate Bill 1279, on a 17-13 vote. If House Bill 2482 is approved on the COW vote, it only needs a Third Read vote before these bills head to the Governor.
Call your state legislators now to oppose these bills that unconstitutionally seek to privatize Arizona’s public education system through vouchers. See, Our View: Why expanding vouchers is so dangerous.
Also oppose the cuts to desegregation funding. See, Montini: Lawmakers’ ugly attack on minority school kids, regarding SB 1125, the Senate version of House Bill 2401 up for a vote today.