Yesterday, Senator Bill Cassidy (LA) and Congressman Adrian Smith (NE) introduced important school choice legislation that would create a national tax credit scholarship program. According to a press release, the bill would provide $10 billion in annual tax credits as a charitable donation incentive for individuals and businesses to fund scholarship awards for students. Those scholarships would be able to be used to cover expenses related to K-12 public and private education, including tuition at private schools.
“Parents deserve the right to make the best educational decision for their child, regardless of income,” said Senator Cassidy. “Our bill empowers families to pick the school that best fits their children’s needs.”
Representative Smith added that “Parents – not government – should always have the final say in what kind of education their child receives, no matter where they live or their socioeconomic status.”
CAPE has endorsed this legislation.