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An OSF School: Mission Academy

Published on Apr 24, 2014 (4+ minutes)  Teen Recovery Solutions is a comprehensive recovery program for teens and families. It includes Mission Academy, one of only 24 recovery high schools in the nation. Other programs include Alternative Peer Group, the after-school and weekend program, and counseling. This video is a peek at who we are, what we do, and the key role we play in keeping teens clean and sober.Mission Academy is a participating member of the Opportunity Scholarship Fund.

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  • February 8, 2015

Donors & Tax Preparers

The Opportunity Scholarship Fund (OSF) is one of three Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGO) in Oklahoma. Donations to the OSF create Oklahoma tax credits AND federal and state deductions for charitable contributions. Every donor to the OSF should have received an OSF receipt letter explaining the tax credits and deduction. If you have not, contact our offices and we will assist you. The maximum donation for taxpayers filing individually is $2,000 per year; for families filing jointly is $4,000 per year. Certain business…

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  • February 3, 2015

Isabella in Colorado

Published on Apr 25, 2013 (1+ minutes) Isabella's imaginary story shows how a K-12 scholarship tax credit program could work in Colorado. Everybody wins: Kids like Isabella, taxpayers who contribute to nonprofit scholarship organizations, and the public schools that have more money available per student.

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  • February 2, 2015

THE OKLAHOMAN: School choice, tax cuts: a win-win

THE OKLAHOMAN: POINT OF VIEW I EDUCATIONAL TAX CREDITS WORTHWHILE School choice, tax cuts: a win-win BY BRANDON DUTCHER I've long argued that Oklahoma should phase out its personal income tax and re-place it with nothing. Simply use some growth revenue each year to buy down the tax rate little by little. Though I believe that we'll see movement in that direction, progress to date has been slow. In the meantime, I've decided to cut my own taxes. "Any one may…

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  • February 1, 2015

TULSA WORLD – OSF donors can help Vera Poore, too

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 OSF donors can help Vera Poore, too BY CHARLIE DANIELS This is the story of two kids, one rich, one poor. Both went to the public school assigned to them by their street address. However, one size does not fit all. The assigned school fit neither the rich kid nor the poor kid. The rich kid (named Ritchie Wellborne) was bright but shy. The poor kid (Vera Poore) was even brighter than Ritchie, but she wore…

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  • January 31, 2015

A Tax Credit Scholarship Primer

Published on May 5, 2014 (70 minutes) The Show-Me Institute and the Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise at Lindenwood University hosted a discussion about tax credit scholarships, explaining what they are and how they might be beneficial to Missouri. Speakers from Arizona and New Hampshire begin the event. During the event, Jason Bedrick and Jonathan Butcher presented information from their recent Show-Me Institute case-studies and Paul DiPerna presented the findings of a new poll. The discussion also included a legislative…

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  • January 28, 2015

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Florida’s School Choice Showdown

REVIEW & OUTLOOK Florida's School Choice Showdown Charlie Crist dodges as unions attack his tax-credit scholarships. Wall Street Journal Sept. 12, 2014 6:39 p.m. ET 'There's no partisan politics about kids. It's all about doing what's right, first and foremost." So declared then Republican Governor Charlie Crist upon signing the nation's largest expansion of private K-12 scholarships in 2010. Now Mr. Crist is running to get his job back as a Democrat, and his new union friends are suing to…

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  • January 27, 2015