Host: American Enterprise Institute. While most discussion of school choice focuses on charter schooling and school voucher programs, the fastest-growing form of choice in the United States is tuition tax credit programs. Now operating in Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Iowa, and Georgia and benefiting about one hundred thousand students, these programs use the tax code to help individuals and corporations steer millions of dollars into K-12 scholarships for eligible students. Little understood and lightly regulated, these programs constitute a hotly contested frontier in school choice. Please join University of Colorado professor Kevin Welner, author of the new book NeoVouchers: The Emergence of Tuition Tax Credits for Private Schooling, and education experts Kevin Chavous of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, Adam Schaeffer of the Cato Institute, and Sheila Simmons of the National Education Association for an in-depth discussion of this topic.
Added by insideronline on December 11, 2008