House committee holds hearing on school vouchers.

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Moving quickly in light of the June 27 Supreme Court decision upholding voucher subsidies for religious schools, Republicans on the House of Representatives' Committee on Education and the Workforce convened a hearing July 23 on the future of so-called "school choice."

Most of the discussion centered on a bill sponsored by Rep. Dick Armey (R-Texas) that would establish a $45-million voucher program in the city of Washington, D.C. Armey testified before the committee, telling the members, "The tired arguments against school choice grow less and less relevant every year. Now, in light of the recent court approval, the time has come for the federal government to step up to the plate and take the lead in ushering the school choice movement into the 21st century."

Several Democrats on...

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