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Archdiocese of Louisville Expands School Choice13 Nov

KurtzSchoolChoiceDuring a press conference on November 6, 2014, the Archdiocese of Louisville announced its new Catholic elementary school plan which will effectively double the tuition aid available to families.  The goal is to expand the availability of Catholic education to those who might otherwise lack the financial means to pay full tuition.  This is great news and will serve to enhance educational opportunities for children living within the Archdiocese.  The benefits associated with a Catholic education are proven.

As noted by Archbishop Kurtz at the press conference, the expansion of tuition assistance within the Archdiocese is part of a larger plan for opening up educational opportunities for families across the Commonwealth.  The Catholic Conference of Kentucky is strengthening efforts to pass a statewide tuition assistance tax credit program.  The tax credit would encourage individuals and businesses to contribute to organizations which provide tuition assistance to families who desire to send their children to nonpublic schools.  Most importantly, similar programs in other states have improved educational outcomes and saved taxpayers’ money.

The Archdiocese of Louisville has taken an important step towards expanding educational opportunities for a substantial number of children.  However, there is still a great deal of work to be done in order to make school choice a reality for all families.  Please contact your elected officials and urge them to pass a tuition assistance tax credit.

Photo Credit: The Record newspaper

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