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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 09:20 AM

Private Schools Will Get to Pick and Choose Students To Get Tax Credit-funded Scholarships


The PA. State Constitution prohibits the use of public dollars for religious schools. To get around this prohibition, the Legislature recently expanded the program offering large state tax credits for corporations that donate to scholarships for private and religious schools. The new scholarships are limited to students from "failing" public schools. The money could also be used for public schools in different districts, but almost public schools participate.

The attached article describes how the private schools will get to pick and choose the students who get scholarships. That leaves the kids with learning disabilities, who don't speak English, etc. stuck in the "failing" public schools without enough resources to help them.

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Reply Private Schools Will Get to Pick and Choose Students To Get Tax Credit-funded Scholarships (Original post)
JPZenger Aug 2012 OP
Curmudgeoness Aug 2012 #1

Response to JPZenger (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 08:41 PM

1. I am on slow boil right now

with so many things about this administration and PA legislature. Circumventing the PA Constitution with bullshit legislation is not acceptable on any level.

Where the hell did I put my pitchfork!!!

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