West Virginia Attorney General Fights for Hope Scholarships
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has filed an opening brief asking the state Supreme Court of Appeals to dissolve the permanent injunction against the Hope Scholarship Act and remand the case back to Kanawha County Circuit Court for dismissal.
Tennessee governor pushes long-blocked school voucher program ‘immediately’
The program would provide eligible families up to $7,000 in public tax dollars on private schooling tuition and other pre-approved expenses
Catholic Schools Stayed Open During COVID — What’s Their Next Move?
Federal pandemic relief programs or state school-choice initiatives could give Catholic schools a boost, but that’s only part of the story.
CEP Urges Creation of ESA in West Virginia
Catholic Education Partners joined a coalition of advocates in support of a universal education savings account program currently under debate in the state Senate. The text of the letter, dated February 4, is as follows: Dear legislators, On behalf of the undersigned organizations, our activists, and thousands of families in our state, we urge you […]
Mississippi Bishops Call for Expanding ESA Program
This release originally ran at Empower Mississippi, visit the site to see the full letters. In letters addressed to the legislature, the leaders of the Catholic Dioceses of Jackson and Biloxi voiced support for expanding Mississippi’s Education Scholarship Account program, which enables parents to direct their state education tax dollars to the educational setting and […]
Pennsylvania Budget Expands Successful Scholarship Tax Credit Program
Pennsylvania’s newly-enacted budget expanded the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program from $135 million to $160 million. It also increased the annual income eligibility level from $75,000 to $85,000. Both of these steps are important to expanding parental choice in education to more families in the Keystone State. A recent report in the Journal of […]
CT Candidates for Governor in Support of Parental Choice in Education
Parental choice in education was a popular topic last Wednesday, April 18th, at the Connecticut 4th District GOP Debate featuring candidates for Governor. The debate was held at Saxe Middle School – an appropriate setting for the nine candidates to address education for the first time. Candidates pressed the need to increase educational options and […]
ESA Bill Re-Introduced in Iowa Senate
Despite a setback in the Iowa state House earlier this session, a proposal to create education savings accounts worth $5,000 for students entering kindergarten and those wishing to switch from their government-run school has been re-introduced in the state Senate. Senate Study Bill 3206 is sponsored by Sen. Mark Chelgren. He explained the bill to […]
U.S. Congressman Jim Banks Introduces Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act
On March 7th, Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) introduced the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act, which could establish education savings accounts (ESA) for students in military families throughout the country. These accounts would be funded by reallocating funds from the Federal Impact Aid program to accounts for military-dependent students. Families could then use these […]
Idaho House of Representatives passes GEM Scholarship Act
On March 5th, the Idaho House of Representatives passed HB 590, the Guided Education Management (GEM) Act, which could establish tax credit scholarships for students from low-come families, with learning disabilities, students considered “at-risk” by state law, and children of active duty military families. If passed and signed into law, these scholarships will be funded […]