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By Eric Wearne Eric Wearne, Senior Fellow, Georgia Public Policy Foundation A recent New York Times article called into question practices resulting from tuition tax credit programs around the country, including in Georgia.  That article spends a lot of column space discussing creationism and football when the discussion should really come down to two issues: Are needy students benefitting from the program, and is the program being administered appropriately? The clearly accessible (though self-reported) data available online show the answer to both questions, at least for some of Georgia’s leading Student Scholarship Organizations (SSOs) – including the state’s largest – is yes. The Arête Scholars Fund, for example, focuses explicitly on students with financial needs. In 2010-11 (the most… View Article

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