Tax Credits For Parents Of Some NC Children Fails

A House panel has rejected a bill that would have given a $6,000 annual tax credit to North Carolina parents who put their special-needs children in private school.

The House Education Committee voted 26-21 on Tuesday against
approving the measure.

Supporters such as GOP Rep. Paul Stam of Wake County said the tax credit would help families when the public schools can't meet the needs of a child with disabilities.

Education groups representing teachers, school administrators and boards opposed the idea, saying it's better to keep investing in public education to help these children.

Stam said the credits would actually save government millions of dollars overall for the public schools in the cost of teaching children.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 24, 2009 at 12:53 PM
    This whole problem would not exist if we were not trying to educate illegals. Here are some facts; On the federal level, U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick from North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District plans to introduce legislation to tighten U.S–Mexico border security. Last month she authored a bill that would withhold federal highway funds to North Carolina and five other states that accept federal taxpayer ID numbers as proof of residence when issuing driver’s licenses. In September, she introduced bills that would make a DWI conviction a deportable offense for illegal aliens, and increase the fine for knowingly hiring undocumented workers from the current $250 to $10,000 per alien. Critics say Myrick’s gubernatorial ambitions have spurred her recent legislative activity, but she says it is because she feels a “critical mass” to do something has finally been reached among members of Congress. The number is up 600% in NC. Support this!
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Jun 24, 2009 at 08:36 AM
    This is no time for a tax credit when we must meet the Perdue agenda to increase taxes by 1.5 billion. Certainly the Education Governor needs to take more money away from parents. It's change you can believe in. Sarcasm intended.
  • by fed up Location: aurora on Jun 24, 2009 at 07:26 AM
    If there is a single person out there that thinks for one minute that a special needs child gets the same treatment or the same oppertunity to learn as the other children in their class, then you are a complete IDIOT. Public school teachers are overwelmed by overcrowed classsrooms, spoiled brats who disrupt classrooms,kids who are there only because the law says they have to be, and a few who are desperatly trying to get an education. Yet those corupt thieves in Raliegh don't want to give a dime to anyone but themselves. "LET THEM EAT CAKE", so says Marie Anntwonette, so says COMRADE BEV.
  • by Joel Location: Belhaven on Jun 23, 2009 at 07:26 PM
    Take a look at those who opposed this, and consider the fact the 58 percent of the state's annual $20 Billion budget is spent on Education. If you think Special Needs kids are well-served, consider the case of the diabetic youngster who was handcuffed and dragged off to jail for having a needle for emergencies. This is the "Zero-Thinking" world where more than half the "educators" are central-office bureaucrats who never see the inside of a classroom. Then do a little research into the mysterious history of schooling in the U.S., and discover where this model we all think of as the only one possible originated. Wherever it came from, it is like all social institutions, inevitably drifting to a place where self-continuity has become its primary reason for being, not what you and I pay for. Do that research and you will so discover why the general culture has become so dumb and course. It has been by design, to replace God and the family, not just to get them out of the classroom.
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