Support for Proposed Legislation on Tax Credit for Education Urged

By Hamodia Staff

U.S. Capitol Building

With the Supreme Court recently strengthening the future of school choice, Agudath Israel of America is advocating to translate the judicial victory into practical victories.

The “Educational Choice for Children Act” (S.4416/H.R.8137) is major school choice legislation currently being considered in Congress that has the potential of moving school choice forward across the country. The legislation will effectively encourage individual and corporate taxpayers to invest in education of public and private school children to the tune of $10 billion per year  by allowing a dollar-for-dollar federal tax credit for individuals and corporations for contributions made to Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGO).

This federal assistance will help families send their children to the schools – public, private or religious – that they deem to offer the most suitable education for their children. The proposed federal scholarship tax credit program will add significantly to exiting state scholarship programs and encourage the opening up of more opportunities in states where few, if any, such programs exist.

If this effort is to move forward, Agudath Israel is urging the Jewish community to voice its strong support by encouraging our senators and representatives to cosponsor this legislation. As members are currently in their districts meeting constituents and listening to their concerns prior to the November elections, it is an opportune time to reach out to them.

Constituents may use the link or even convey the message in person as they attend events in your area.

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