Podcast: The Ins and Outs of Education Freedom Scholarships
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Podcast: The Ins and Outs of Education Freedom Scholarships

Exploring the potential costs and benefits of a federal tax credit that would give states and families the option to use voluntary donations for private school choice programs.

In this episode of the Educational Freedom Institute podcast, Matthew Nielsen and I discuss Education Freedom Scholarships with Jim Blew, assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. We cover the potential costs and benefits of a federal tax credit that would give states and families the option to use voluntary donations for private school choice programs.

We also discussed the possibility of allowing existing federal funding to flow to individual families instead of school systems, the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Espinoza v. Montana in favor of school choice, and how some school districts were trying to use a federal education law as an excuse to not provide online or distance learning programs to their students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Corey A. DeAngelis is the director of school choice at Reason Foundation.