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Debate rages on voucher program

Published: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 7:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 7:01 a.m.

Will Louisiana's voucher program help or hinder education?
School reformers have seized the initiative in Louisiana, with a new law that offers vouchers to more than half the state's public school students - vouchers that let them use public funds to attend private, religious schools.
Critics say the plan is bad for both religious freedom and public education; reformers led by Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal say the plan lets students escape poorly performing public schools.
Will vouchers work? RedBlue America columnists Joel Mathis and 

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