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Vt. House debate touches on religious schools

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont House has rejected a measure to provide public funding for students in religious schools to participate in a dual enrollment program that allows high school students to enroll in some college courses.

By a vote of 74-67, the House voteddown an amendment by Rep. Adam Greshin of Warren that would have allowedprivate school students to participate in the program.

That came after the House rejected aseparate amendment that would have allowed public funding for dual enrollmentstudents from religious schools.

Supporters of the amendment argued that the dualenrollment program was created to serve all Vermont students, and those atprivate and religious schools should not be excluded. Opponents said publicfunding should not go to private and religious school students.

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