Privately funded vouchers

Your roundup of educational choice programs operating or proposed in the United States - ``After Ballot Setback, School-Choice Forces Plan a New Offensive,'' Nov. 5 - omits the privately funded voucher experiments that have sprung up since 1991. More than 4,700 low-income children in San Antonio; Austin, Texas; Indianapolis; Atlanta; Milwaukee; Little Rock, Ark.; Albany, N.Y.; Denver; and Phoenix are now attending the schools of their choice with 50-percent scholarships funded by corporate donations. Bipartisan support is developing for legislation to give a similar voucher with state funds. John K. Andrews Jr., San Antonio

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