Illinois enacted its tuition tax credit program in 1999 and is one of six states that offer tax credits or deductions for private school tuition. Like these other states, Illinois adopted its law through a legislative act. Recently, tuition tax credits have gained new interest and attention, as some proponents have suggested that tuition tax credits are a politically viable alternative to more controversial voucher programs.
Testimony by Nancy Keenan, Director of Education Policy, People For the American Way before the Select Committee on Constitutional Amendment Implementation The Florida Senate on Implementation of Voter-Approved Amendment 9
The $2.23 trillion federal budget that President Bush sent to Congress this week effectively asks House and Senate members to serve as willing accomplices in a scheme that seriously shortchanges children, seniors, low-income families and others who are among the most vulnerable Americans. The president’s new budget demonstrates that the Bush moniker of “compassionate conservative” is a veneer, not the values guiding this White House.
President Bush's commission on Title IX has endorsed recommendations in their final meeting that threaten three decades of progress toward equal funding and opportunity. Instead of focusing on the limited enforcement of Title IX since its passage thirty years ago, the commission chose to examine a wide range of proposals to alter or weaken the legislation.
Statement by PFAWF President Ralph G. Neas Welcomes Condoleezza Rice’s Message on Affirmative Action
President Bush's urging the Supreme Court to rule against the University of Michigan's affirmative action program shows that his administration's policies on civil rights and equal opportunity bear no relation to its rhetoric. It also puts Bush at odds with members of the military and business community who have come out in support of the University of Michigan program.