Federal issues: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) asked the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) to contact our advocacy network regarding the reauthorization of the former “No Child Left Behind Act,” now known as the “Elementary and Secondary Education Act.”
Over 40,000 students are able to attend the school of their choice during the 2009-2010 school year because of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program, while countless numbers of children in public school will benefit from innovative programs that would have likely gone
You’ve come a long way, baby. This old slogan offers appropriate words for school choice advocates in Pennsylvania. The REACH Alliance, Pennsylvania’s leading advocacy organization for parental choice in education recently honored some of its heroes. Henry Aschenbrenner, former Direct
In a recent letter to the presidents of bishops’ conferences, the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education stressed the importance of Catholic education and the rights and duties of pupils and parents. The letter cites Church teachings noting that parents are the prim
Over the past eight years, Pennsylvania’s innovative Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program has provided an educational lifeboat to tens of thousands of students all across the Commonwealth. Strong bi-partisan support by the Pennsylvania Legislature has enabled the EI
The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program is fully subscribed for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. According to the State Department of Community and Economic Development, businesses have submitted enough applications to use all of the EITC credits for the fourth year in a row.
The REACH Foundation released a report that shows the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program saves state money.In the new study, The Fiscal Impact of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program, the author, Andrew T. Lefevre – a state expert on school choice –
This time of year there is a lot of talk about taxing and spending here in Harrisburg. The state legislature and the governor just agreed upon a $27.5 billion spending plan for the 2007-2008 budget, including $9.4 billion for education. The Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Al