Expanded Opportunities: A Discussion About Tax Credit Scholarships
Friday, April 25, 2014
The Show-Me Institute and the Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise at Lindenwood University host a discussion about tax credit scholarships, explaining what they are and how they might be beneficial to Missouri.
Many students in unaccredited school districts want and need better educational options. However, Missouri’s public school leaders do not want to provide those options through inter-district choice programs. They worry that inter-district choice would bankrupt struggling school districts and place an undue burden on the more successful ones. There is, however, an option that avoids these problems – private school choice financed through tax credit scholarship programs. These programs, which are in place in 14 states, expand educational opportunities for K-12 students by generating private investment in education.
Coffee and Doughnuts
Welcome and Introduction
8:15 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
- Howard Wall
Director of the Hammond Institute and the Center for Economics and the Environment at Lindenwood University
Session 1: Proof of Concept: How Tax Credit Scholarships are Working in Other States
8:30 a.m.–9:25 a.m.
- Live Free and Learn: A Case Study of New Hampshire’s Scholarship Tax Credit Program (8:30 a.m.–8:50 a.m.)
Policy Analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom. He previously served as a legislator in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
- Giving Arizona Children Better Opportunities in Education: A Case Study of the Nation’s Oldest Tax Credit Scholarship Program (8:50 a.m.–9:10 a.m.)
Education Director for the Goldwater Institute. He has researched education policy and school choice programs at both the state and national level.
- Question and Answer Session (9:10 a.m.–9:25 a.m.)
9:25 a.m.– 9:35 a.m.
Session 2: The Political Reality of Tax Credit Scholarships in Missouri
9:35 a.m.–10:40 a.m.
- Presentation of Poll Research (9:35 a.m.– 9:55 a.m.)
Research Director for the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice
- Panel Discussion (9:55 a.m.–10:40 a.m.)
Missouri Sen. John Lamping (R-Dist. 24)
Missouri Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D–Dist. 14)
Missouri Rep. Tim Jones (R-Dist. 110)
Missouri Rep. Michael Butler (D-Dist. 79)
10:40 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
- James V. Shuls
Director of Education Policy at the Show-Me Institute
Fruit and Cheese Reception
- Hammond Institute conference room immediately following the event.
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