Georgia House passes bill to expand state’s school choice program

The American Federation for Children applauds the Georgia House after passing legislation to raise the donation cap for the state’s tax credit scholarship program with a bipartisan majority. The bill would raise the program’s cap from $58 million to $65 million next year and then raise it an additional 10% every year after up to a total of $100 million, so long as the cap has been reached. The measure passed 111-62.

“Today, Georgia House members showed their commitment to giving every child – no matter their family’s income – a choice and access to a quality education,” said Kevin P. Chavous, board member of the American Federation for Children. “Demand for scholarships as well as charitable giving for the scholarship program has remained high and this legislation takes steps to get closer to meeting this demand.”

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