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Tax credit threat to mainstream public schools

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It’s not hard to see the motive behind New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s effort seeking preferential tax treatment for contributions for public- and private-school scholarships. He’s trying to save his church’s schools, which would benefit if more students were able to attend; and scholarships would help them. Granted, his plan wouldn’t favor just Catholic schools; scholarship contributions to all parochial schools, private schools, charter schools, even traditional public schools, would qualify for tax credits totaling ...

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