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Some Private Schools Won't Accept Vouchers

Some Private Schools Won't Accept Vouchers

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OREM, Utah (AP) -- Not all private schools will accept state-funded vouchers.

The newly-approved program is being challenged by opponents. But even if it survives, the Challenger School says it doesn't plan to take the vouchers for families who enroll their kids.

The school has six schools in Salt Lake and Utah counties.

Challenger officials say they're afraid of government interference in the classroom if they accept the vouchers.

The school says it would prefer the parents get a tax break instead of vouchers.

The program grants $500 to $3,000 per student for private school tuition.

Teacher unions, school boards and other critics are petitioning to suspend the program and put it to a statewide vote in 2008.

Information from: The Daily Herald

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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