PHOENIX — A program announced by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey last month giving private school vouchers to students whose parents object to school mask requirements has seen a surge of applications.
More than 2,700 applications have been started or completed in less than two weeks.
That's twice as many as can be funded with the $10 million in federal coronavirus relief cash earmarked for the program.
Gov. Ducey's plan will give $7,000 a year to each student to pay for private school tuition.
School voucher opponents worry they will permanently get vouchers and some Republican lawmakers say they hope that's the case.