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Bill Would Expand School Vouchers In Arizona

A similar bill failed last year.

School Bus, Kids, Education, Students hero A school bus stops at an intersection on Tucson's northwest side.
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A proposal being filed by state Sen. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, would eventually open vouchers to all children in Arizona.

Vouchers are currently available for students with disabilities or those attending D- or F-ranked schools.

Lesko said she expects the proposal to give a family about $5,000 to help pay for tuition at a private school.

A similar bill failed in the Legislature last year.

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