Controversial private school scholarship bill is dead

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The Senate Education Committee will not hold a hearing on a controversial private school scholarship bill, Idaho Education News reports, effectively killing the proposal for the year, the bill’s sponsor and the leaders of three education groups said Tuesday. Rep. John Vander Woude told Idaho Education News he learned Monday night that HB 590 will not receive a hearing.  “(I’m) disappointed, because I believe there has been a lot of misinformation on what this bill actually does,” said Vander Woude, R-Nampa. “At this point, we’re still ignoring the kids with needs, the kids with risk, in their education process. And the longer we ignore it the more harm it does.” Senate Education Committee Chairman Dean Mortimer, R-Idaho Falls, confirmed reports that...

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Controversial private school scholarship bill is dead

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