Former BIPPS staff member Caleb Brown, now at the CATO Institute, passed along his recent video on how scholarship tax credits are working in New Hampshire. Under this program, also known as tuition tax credits, business and industry can contribute to a non-profit scholarship granting organization. That organization then provides scholarships to parents who want a private school alternative to the traditional public school system. The scholarships can be tailored so more needy students get a higher level of support.
Unlike the school voucher program, no tuition tax credit money ever enters the public coffers, which avoids a lot of red tape and really streamlines the program.
As you watch this video about New Hampshire, consider that this exciting program that can work here in Kentucky, too. Also, if you have not already done so, check out our other National School Choice Week blog on scholarship tax credits from our own Jim Waters. Jim provides more, Kentucky-specific ideas about this real opportunity to increase school choice options for Kentucky’s students and parents.