Spitzer's School Tax Credit Support
This is interesting:
Gubernatorial hopeful Eliot Spitzer said yesterday he favors funneling more state cash to private schools.I do recall him speaking out in favor of the tax credit last year (after a fashion, at least), and I'm pleased to see him reiterate his support for recent attempts by NY lawmakers to find a constitutional solution to deal with the tuition crisis.
Spitzer, speaking to Orthodox Jews at a Brooklyn yeshiva, said it is unjust that private schools educate 15% of the state's students but get only 1% of the education budget.
"We will work on that," promised Spitzer, a graduate of the prestigious and private Horace Mann High School in the Bronx.
The Democratic front-runner does not support vouchers - public funds that can be used to help pay tuition at private schools, his spokeswoman Christine Anderson said.
"He believes that measures such as the Child Tax Credit, which was enacted with his support last year, can provide relief for parents who choose to send their children to private school," she said.