PA enacts new choice program and expands EITC

(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)

Pennsylvania lawmakers have enacted a new private school tax credit for children attending low-performing public schools. In addition, they expanded the existing scholarship tax credit.

When compared to some of the propsals under consideration last year, these programs seem quite modest. In comparison to what was actually achieved last year, they seem substantial.

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7 Responses to PA enacts new choice program and expands EITC

  1. [...] P. Greene noted on his blog, “When compared to some of the proposals under consideration last year, these programs seem quite [...]

  2. Greg Forster says:

    When compared to some of the propsals under consideration last year, these programs seem quite modest. In comparison to what was actually achieved last year, they seem substantial.

    Does that mean they get an “-OOOOOOM!“?

    (I considered asking whether they get a “BOOOOOOO-” but then thought better of it.)

  3. matthewladner says:

    $75m per year gets a BOOOOM!

  4. Greg Forster says:

    Fair enough. Is there a strict millions-to-Os ratio, or is it more of a case-by-case subjective judgment? If a ratio, is it arithmatic, geometric, exponential? Or some more complex algorithm?

  5. George Mitchell says:

    “A low-achieving school is considered a public school that ranked in the lowest 15%….”

    The pattern continues. Another new program that limits the parents who can participate by income and school attendance. As each is enacted, it becomes the template for the next “historic” advance.

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