This year, Congress has an unprecedented opportunity to empower families to take ownership of their children’s education through the establishment of a federal education tax credit. A federal tax credit would allow corporate and individual donors to make charitable contributions to state non-profits who provide scholarships for children to attend the private school of their parents’ choice. The donors would then receive a federal tax credit for their contribution.
A federal tax credit could facilitate educational opportunity in all 50 states, potentially helping hundreds of thousands of children access a quality education. Seventeen states already have tax credit scholarship programs and those scholarship amounts could be increased as a result of the federal tax credit. Parents in states without school choice programs would, for the first time, have the opportunity to choose the educational environment that works best for their child.
The time to act is now. Contact your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator and tell them to support a federal education tax credit for school choice. Every child, regardless of family wealth or circumstance, deserves access to a school where they, as an individual, can thrive and reach their full potential.