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Georgia has 2 educational choice programs.

  • 1

    Georgia – Qualified Education Expense Tax Credit

    Tax-Credit Scholarship

    Georgia’s Qualified Education Expense Tax Credit, a tax-credit scholarship program, was enacted and launched in 2008 to help prior public school students access schools that best fit their needs. Learn more about the program’s details on this page, including eligibility, funding, regulations, legal history and more.
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  • 2

    Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program

    Voucher

    The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program, a school voucher program, was enacted and launched in 2007 to help students with special needs access schools that best fit their needs. Learn more about the program’s details on this page, including eligibility, funding, regulations, legal history and more.
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BLOG POST

Friday Freakout: Responding to “Why White Parents Won’t Choose Black Schools”

“You don’t want to make the same choice I made. That must make you (fill in the blank).” In an atmosphere where statements like that are the dominant rhetoric, it’s hard to have a real, productive conversation about educational choices. In today’s freakout, we endeavor to nonetheless. Last month, Atlanta-area teacher and mom Abby Norman […]

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RESEARCH REPORT

The Tax-Credit Scholarship Audit

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.

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VIDEO

How Do School Vouchers Work?

What are private school vouchers? How do they work? How do they benefit children and families? This short informational video answers all these questions and more. Watch to understand how vouchers give parents educational choice, how they’re funded and how they work.

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