Vouchers

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NPR's Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg reports on the school voucher issue that will be argued before the Supreme Court today. The case from Ohio tests whether the state may give vouchers to Cleveland parents who want to send their children to private schools. Opponents say few private, non-religious schools are participating, leaving 96 percent of the student slots in participating religious schools. Voucher supporters say parents deserve the right to direct their school taxes to the school of their choice, and the program is a good way to spur improvement in public schools.

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