Virginia House passes tax credit scholarship bill

Earlier today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a proposed tax credit scholarship for low-income students by a 54-45 vote. HB 2314, which proposes Education Improvement Scholarships, would provide private tuition assistance to students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. The measure gives a corporation a tax credit if it contributes to a nonprofit scholarship organization.

Over the weekend, Democratic delegate Algie T. Howell, a co-sponsor of the bill, had this to say about the plan in The Virginian-Pilot.

Education and Public Policy, General, School Choice