Virginia's battle over funding for private schools

Virginia's Senate Finance Committee voted along party lines in February to kill a measure that would have given businesses tax credits to fund private school tuition for needy students. The measure, which the House of Delegates had approved, has divided the African American community along generational, and possibly class, lines.

 
 

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After a break, high school students Antonio Bentley, Demetrius Herbert, Stephen Tyler, T'Keyah Robinson and Kristen Hite put their jackets back on before marching back to class at Precious Blessing Academy in Richmond. Students from the academy urged legislators to pass the bill.


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