By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times
Five current and former Arizona teachers of the year told Gov. Doug Ducey today that they feel betrayed after he signed an expansion of vouchers last week.
Ducey signed a bill Thursday that will expand Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, which allow children to use money that ordinarily would have been spent on them in public schools to attend private schools.
The new law is the broadest expansion of a voucher program nationwide. Until last week, ESAs were only largely available to students who are disabled or attend failing schools.
Now, any public school student will be eligible for a voucher, though the program is capped at about 30,000 vouchers until 2021.