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January 24, 2018

GOP Lawmaker Revives Push to Create New Tax Break for Home Schooling

Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., has introduced legislation to allow money in 529 savings plans to be used for home-schooling expenses, a proposal that was stripped out of a late version of the recent tax-code overhaul.

December 20, 2017

Will the Tax Bill Benefit Private Schools at the Expense of Poor Students in Public Education?

Are private schools poised to benefit at the expense of low-income students, thanks to the GOP tax bill? One supporter of school choice says yes.

December 19, 2017

Late Drama Leads Home Schooling Provision to Be Stripped From Tax Bill

The Senate parliamentarian ruled that a provision in the GOP tax bill giving a tax advantage to money saved for home schooling costs violated Senate rules.

December 15, 2017

Final Tax Bill Keeps Teacher Deduction at $250, Cuts State and Local Deductions

After extensive negotiations, a congressional conference committee has agreed to a final tax reform bill that could impact state and local funding and teachers' pocketbooks, as well as school choice.

December 13, 2017

Most Educators At Least Slightly Wary of Wading Into Politics, Survey Says

"Educator Political Perceptions: A National Survey" is a just-released poll of the nation's educators from the Education Week Research Center.

November 30, 2017

Senators Fail (So Far) to Attach School Choice Measures to Tax Bill

Several amendments to expand school choice in various ways have yet to gain traction as part of the Senate's bid to overhaul the tax code.

November 13, 2017

School Choice Would Get Boost From Proposed Amendments to Senate Tax Bill

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., introduced the amendments to the Senate tax bill that could create federal incentives for increasing private school choice.

November 06, 2017

The GOP Has a New Vehicle for School Choice, But Are the Wealthy at the Wheel?

Recent data shows that most Americans are not aware of the savings plans that could be used to expand private school choice in the proposed Republican rewrite of the tax code.

October 19, 2017

Report: Trump Seeks $1 Billion School Choice Measure for Military Families

The Trump administration wants $1 billion for a new education savings account program for military families living on bases, according to a report from a news and opinion organization run by several high-profile former staffers from President Barack Obama's administration, among others.

September 27, 2017

GOP Tax Proposal Silent on Private School Choice Boost, For Now

The GOP's "Unified Framework for Fixing a Broken Tax Code" does not mention any tax credit for donations to groups sponsoring scholarships to private schools.

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