FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 14, 2012
CONTACT: Michael Geer or Tom Shaheen 717-545-0600.
(Harrisburg, PA) – Lawmakers in Harrisburg are considering new legislation to give students and their parents more choices in where they educate their children. And that’s good news for thousands of children trapped in failing schools.
Rep. Jim Christiana, R-Beaver, and 30 co-sponsors just introduced a bi-partisan bill – HB 2468 – that would both expand the successful Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program and create new scholarships under an Educational Improvement Scholarship Credits (EISC) specifically to help students currently trapped in the worst performing public schools.
“These scholarships could bring hope to thousands of families, even in its first year,” said Michael Geer, president of the Pennsylvania Family Council.
“Education funding should be about more than just which school districts get more or less in the state budget. This legislation is about helping students and families, not just sending money to schools.”
Pennsylvania Family Council calls for passage of HB 2468.
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