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A Broad Coalition Supports School Choice20 Oct

Capitol DomeThe Catholic Conference of Kentucky recently wrote a blog entry with regard to the bipartisan support for school choice amongst politicians. Yet, this blog entry only provided a small glimpse at the diversity that exists among supporters of school choice programs.  Support transcends race, political affiliation, and gender.

A recent poll conducted by EdChoice Kentucky found substantial support for scholarship tax credits across several major demographic categories, including gender, party affiliation, and race. Support from Democrats and Republicans exceeded 70%.   Support was highest amongst African Americans with 84% supporting a scholarship tax credit program.

This isn’t unique to Kentucky. In New York, a coalition of community, labor, business and religious groups pushed for the adoption of a scholarship tax credit program.  Labor unions and local Chambers of Commerce stood together. Various religious groups came out and voiced support for school choice as a fundamental right of parents and students.

The Catholic Conference will continue to work with its allies to form similar alliances here in Kentucky. In a world often divided, scholarship tax credits present a real opportunity to bring people together for the benefit of Kentucky’s children.

 

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