A bill filed in the Arkansas Senate would allow for a school choice tax credit to pass. The legislation was filed by State Sen. Blake Johnson, a Republican from Corning.
This bill would provide educational scholarships for students to attend the schools and educational facilities that are best for them. It would be funded by private donations to private organizations who would oversee the scholarship program. The donations would qualify for tax credits to offset income tax liability for the donors. The program is capped at $3 million per year.
This bill is being proposed in place of SB620. This is a good bill that increases a parent’s choice for the best education of the child. There are no mandates that a student participate. School choice long term should increase a person’s economic freedom with less dependence on government schooling.