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School Choice Expands in Pennsylvania

Lisa Snell
July 17, 2007, 1:43pm

Via the Alliance for School Choice press release: In a significant victory for Keystone State families, the Pennsylvania legislature last night approved a $16 million increase in the state's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, the largest increase in the program's history. The program provides tax credits to companies that contribute to scholarship-granting non-profit organizations. Last year, more than 33,000 Pennsylvania children benefited from EITC-related scholarships. In a vote that passed by significant margins and with bipartisan support, the legislature increased funding for the program from $59 million to $75 million. The program's new funding levels are: $44.7 million for scholarships, $22.3 million for innovative educational programs in public schools, and $8 million for pre-Kindergarten scholarships.

Lisa Snell is Director of Education


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