What We’re Watching: Debating A Federal School-Choice Tax Credit Program

On April 25, 2017, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Education Next, and the Hoover Institution teamed up to bring forth two pointed discussions on the idea of a federal tax-credit scholarship program.

First: To do or not to do? Neal McCluskey and Tom Carroll debated the merits of a federal tax credit scholarship program: is there a role for Uncle Sam or will the feds inevitably muck this up?

Second: National, or state-by-state? Darla Romfo and Travis Pillow tackled the question of whether the initiative should require states to opt-in, and set the rules, or if a federal tax credit should allow for K-12 scholarships nationwide.

Martin West, Education Next; Harvard Graduate School of Education
Derrell Bradford, NYCAN

Thomas Carroll, Invest in Education
Neal McCluskey, Cato Institute
Darla Romfo, Children’s Scholarship Fund
Travis Pillow, Step Up For Students

Carroll and McCluskey debate this topic in writing here.

— Education Next

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