Thursday, March 25, 2010


Maryland may soon allow tax credits for businesses that make scholarship donations for private school students, but some opponents say the proposal is too close to voucher programs and could wind up funding schools with discriminatory hiring practices.

The legislation in play would also give companies the tax credit if they contribute to enrichment programs for public school students or continuing teacher education at both public and private schools. Firms would receive credits worth 75 percent of their donation, up to $200,000.

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