Education Tax Credit Has A Catch

My story in the May issue of Carolina Journal appears online this morning:

The state of North Carolina spends just over $5,600 per year for each student enrolled in public schools. A bill sponsored by House Minority Leader Paul Stam, R-Wake, offers to split that cost with parents who take their children off the public school rolls and educate them elsewhere.

The catch, of course, is that it does nothing for the 169,000 students already being taught at home or in private and Christian schools. 

H335, the Tax Fairness in Education Act, was part of the Republican educational agenda this session.  Like similar efforts from earlier sessions, the bill did not make it out of committee by last week’s crossover deadline so it has effectively died for this session.

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