tax credit scholarships

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    Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue at the Supreme Court

    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, which challenges the use of the state’s Blaine amendment to torpedo a tax credit scholarship law. Blaine amendments prohibit the state from directly or indirectly allocating government dollars to faith-based organizations or programs.  North Carolina…
    Terry Stoops, January 22, 2020
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    Florida’s tax credit scholarship program shows promise

    This week, David Figlio published “Evaluation of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program: Participation, Compliance and Test Scores in 2012-13.”  The study is the latest in a series of mandated evaluations of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC) Program. Figlio concluded that the performance of FTC participants on norm-referenced…
    Terry Stoops, August 13, 2014
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    New Poll Shows North Carolina Voters Favor School Choice Policies

    From the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice: The “North Carolina K-12 & School Choice Survey” found 65 percent of voters support charter schools and tax-credit scholarships for private schools; 15 percent opposed charter schools and 23 percent opposed the scholarships. Education savings accounts were supported by 56 percent…
    Terry Stoops, September 13, 2012