Friday, October 14, 2005

Tax credit for private schooling push


Catholic churches statewide are planning to blitz Albany like never before with up to 1.5 million postcards calling for a tax credit to offset religious- and private-school tuition.
The effort would also provide tax credits for families with children in public schools and for all public- and private-school teachers to offset classroom expenses.
Supporters emphasize this isn't a voucher program, in which some states have allowed families to apply government per-pupil funding toward nonpublic school tuition.
The proposals would provide a tax credit of up to $3,000 a year for a family with two or more children in school or in home school.
Credits would decrease as the household income increases above $40,000.
The tax credit would be used against a family's cost for books and other classroom supplies or to compensate for tuition at Catholic, Jewish,..
The proposal would also provide public and private school teachers a tax credit of up to $250 a year for classroom supplies they pay for themselves...

Don't spend the money just yet. Your tuition bill will just go up.
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 12:45 AM


Anonymous SephardiLady said...

Finally a program that could gain widespread public support as it includes nearly every family.

7:17 AM  

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