Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

School choice, tax breaks for private school tuition debated at Capitol


January 25, 2017

ST. PAUL — School-choice advocates and opponents of taxpayer money going to private schools squared off at the state Capitol on Tuesday, foreshadowing a possible national fight over whether students should get public help to pay private school tuition.

Much of the talk Tuesday in St. Paul was about proposals in the Minnesota House and Senate that would give tax credits, worth up to $35 million a year, for donations to organizations that provide scholarships to help disadvantaged students attend private schools.


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