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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

First WCS Scholarship

Wesleyan Christian School scored a first on Wednesday, January 21st. The school received a $3,500 scholarship from a statewide organization called the Opportunity Scholarship Fund.  Wesleyan Christian is the first northeastern Oklahoma school outside of Tulsa to receive such a scholarship. “We’re excited to get this scholarship,” said Rocky Clark, Wesleyan Christian School Superintendent. “It will go to a student who couldn’t have enrolled at our school without it. He’s an honors student, and is active in sports and fine…

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  • January 23, 2015

$324,000 in 2014

The schools of the OSF generated $324,000 in 2014. That was the amount reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission on January 10. The monies will be used by those schools for scholarships in 2015. Per the "rule" - about 20% of our schools (6) raised 80% of the funds. Given that our schools realistically had less that two months to operate - the results are very encouraging for a full year of outreach in 2015.

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  • January 20, 2015

Florida Parents

Published on Apr 6, 2010 (3 minutes) On March 24 in the courtyard of the State Capitol, 5,521 participants gathered for the nation's largest parental choice rally. They were there to fight for Tax Credit Scholarships for low-income schoolchildren, and they were treated to a politically and racially diverse lineup of speakers.

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  • January 11, 2015