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Washington D.C. — Close to 74 percent of D.C. parents want Congress to bring back the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program which helped over 3,000 children from low income households yearly afford private schools of their parents choice.

Parents in the area feel that the program should be reopened even if it won’t be able to serve all children.

A study last year—conducted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences—demonstrated that students who participate in the program and use scholarships graduate at a rate of 91 percent—21 percent higher than students who did not use scholarships.

Read more at PRNewswire

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