Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Potential cost of vouchers

From the Tribune, "Public school districts brace for the possibility of vouchers":


- An estimated cost to PPS is discussed.


Anonymous said...

An earlier Trib article states:

Under the legislation, families whose annual income does not exceed 130 percent of the federal poverty level would qualify for a voucher. That's $28,665 for a family of four.

Read more: Voucher proposal would affect 18 Allegheny County schools - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_717648.html#ixzz1E24t5II8

But I can't find a list of the 18 Allegheny County schools nor of the 12 PPS. I'm guessing several of those 12 are high schools? It just doesn't seem like there will be that many kids eligible and using these vouchers. Though it might make sense as a motivated, poor parent to make sure your child was currently in one of the 12 "worst" schools.

Assuming it passes and assuming you can find a Catholic or other relatively cheap private school to take your child (and keep them).

mzzzzzzz said...

I am about to illustrate my point for the many family and friends who have enjoyed(?) hearing me talk about Senate Bill 1, vouchers and related issues.

In the headline on this most-reputable and highly enjoyed (by me) blog there is no mention of income limitiations to qualify for vochers. That is why people have to read the entire news article, and I mean, without skipping words!! HA! Reading the teasers and headlines will not be adequate. Blogs like this provide a public service. The media likes really good and really bad uncomplicated stories to report. We need to follow through where it will be an impact to us.

Anonymous said...

I am opposed to vouchers in general but less so to the current language in senate bill 1. we all know how the legislatures massage bills over long periods until the do not resemble the original plan and that is where the danger lies.

Anonymous said...

this is all PPS needs another thorn in it's side.
yet PPS still wants to close schools down yet saving money on one side now maybe have to use that money for another dist. in my point is what goes around comes around it time to re-tool and start doing some serious thinking on how we can better serve PPS because while we trying to figure things out other schools has a plan to succeed in their dist by looking to benefit from this voucher plan or are we still going to build the concept of the Pgh. Promise always remember 3 strikes and you out.

lisa said...

Just because you have a voucher in hand does not mean any private school will admit your child. Being able to get rid of kids is a major reason for success of private schools.