The ignominious death of a critical educational choice case at the hands of a newly elected school board majority in Colorado dealt a serious blow to disadvantaged students nationwide. However, the debate about Blaine Amendments goes on. Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a similar case in Montana, will get its day in court on April 6.
Eighteen states have enacted scholarship tax credit programs, which use changes in state tax law to expand educational opportunity for students. Under these programs, individual or corporate donors are given a state tax credit for contributions made to nonprofit scholarship-granting organizations that provide financial assistance to families who wish to attend nonpublic K-12 schools.
Read the whole article originally published in The Hill on March 27, 2018.