In Arizona, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Maria del Mar Verdin “upheld a new law giving some parents access to state funds to send their children to private and parochial schools, paving the way to make vouchers available for all of the more than one million children now in public schools.” This is a great step forward for school choice.

Continues the story: “The plan that Verdin upheld is a relatively small program, designed to help only students with special needs, such as children who had been in foster care and those with disabilities. But Sen. Rick Murphy, R-Glendale, conceded that once all the legal hurdles are overcome, he wants the program to become the template for providing the same option for children statewide.”