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Private school voucher program dispute heads to court

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The lines are drawn over the future of public education in Louisiana and it is all set to play out in state district court this week.

Arguments will begin Wednesday over the state's new private school voucher program.

Two teacher unions are arguing the use of tax money to pay for private school tuition, online course and home school is against the Louisiana Constitution.

On the other side, Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White and BESE will argue the program is legal and helps thousands of children receive a better education than they would have in the state's public schools.

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