Pa. Tax Credit Aid for Schools Off to a Slow Start

(September 3)–Gov. Corbett’s education agenda and Pennsylvania’s school-choice movement got a big boost in late June when the legislature targeted up to $50 million in business-tax credits to help students living near low-achieving public schools attend private schools or public schools in other districts.

But the new Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program has gotten off to a slow start. As most schools prepare to open this week, only $10 million in tax credits have been snapped up by businesses.

Also, schools and other nonprofit scholarship organizations that distribute the money to students have yet to receive notice of how much they will receive. Some scholarship groups say it will be a full year before much of the money finds its way to students.

Click here to read the full article published on www.philly.com (September 3, 2012).

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