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Johns Hopkins University
School aid win-win

With Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed reductions to Maryland's K-12 public schools largely reversed by the General Assembly, it's appropriate for lawmakers to boost opportunities for low-income students in private schools as well. Providing students real choice, whether through public magnet schools, charter schools or parochial and other forms of private schools is a proven method for improving educational outcomes. In higher education, the state has recognized the importance of such broad support and over the years has spent tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on private undergraduate colleges and universities on a per-student basis under a funding formula known as the Joseph...