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:
As an employer, and a parent and a graduate of Georgia public schools, I am pleased that the Foundation has undertaken this project. (The report card) provides an excellent tool for parents and educators to objectively evaluate our public high schools. It will further serve a useful purpose as a benchmark for the future to measure our schools’ progress.