Increase sought in Ga. Tax Credit Scholarships

February 6th, 2014 by 2 Comments

School choice: The $58 million donation cap for Georgia’s tax-credit scholarship program was reached just 22 days into the new tax year. As a result of this overwhelming demand to help Georgia parents choose private education, legislation has been introduced in the Georgia General Assembly to increase the cap to $100 million.

By comparison, Florida’s tax-credit scholarship program, the nation’s largest, is capped at $286.25 million. It was established in 2001.

Find out more about school choice in the nation in, “School Choice in the States January 2014,”  the Friedman Foundation’s latest brief.

Find out how you can volunteer your contribution to school choice through the Georgia Tuition Tax Credit Scholarship Program.

Learn more about the Georgia tax-credit scholarship program and school choice in this Policy Foundation video:

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I wanted to publicly say how much I appreciate Georgia Public Policy Foundation.  For those of you that will be entering the Legislature or are relatively new you may not quite yet appreciate how much we rely on Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s research and work.  As you know we’re a citizen’s legislature.  We have very little staff. They have been an invaluable, invaluable resource to us.  To put this [Forum] on and the regular programs that they do throughout the year make us better at what we do. (At the 2012 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum.)

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