90,000 Ariz. students become eligible for vouchers

Arizona students whose schools received a D or F rating from the state became eligible starting Tuesday to apply for vouchers of up to $3,500, which can be used for education expenses including private-school tuition. The state's voucher law originally offered scholarships to about 125,000 students with disabilities, but the expansion of the law allows application from about 90,000 additional students who attend low-performing schools. "I would not predict a mass exodus (from public schools)," said John Huppenthal, state superintendent of public instruction.

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