Florida has 3 educational choice programs.
In The Tax-Credit Scholarship Audit, EdChoice Director of Fiscal Policy and Analysis Dr. Martin Lueken follows up on previous work examining the fiscal effects of private school choice programs on state governments, state and local taxpayers and school districts. This report analyzes savings from tax-credit scholarship programs, which allow individuals and businesses to reduce their state tax liability by making a private donation to a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships for children to attend private schools of their choice. This audit looks at 10 tax-credit scholarship programs operating in seven states between 1997 and 2014. These 10 programs cover 93 percent of total scholarships awarded to students participating in tax-credit scholarship programs nationwide.
What is an education savings account (ESA), and how does it work? How are these programs funded? And how can parents use ESA debit cards to customize a child’s education? This video answers all these questions in more in under a minute. Watch for helpful, simple information on what ESAs are all about.