Dear Parent and Guardians,
Help for Families Paying Tuition is Within Reach!
In the final days of the legislative session in Albany, Governor Cuomo and key legislators are leading the fight to enact the Education Tax Credit. The governor’s plan, called the Parental Choice in Education Act, will help keep Catholic schools affordable. The Act provides $150 million in education tax credits annually that will provide:
– Tax credits directly to low and middle income families who send their children to Catholic and other schools,
– Scholarships to students from low and middle income families to attend a school of their choice,
– Donations to public schools for enhanced educational programming, and
– Tax credits to teachers for their out-of-pocket classroom expenses.
But We Need Your Help! Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and some Assembly Democrats are blocking this important bill. They are blocking this bill for one simple reason: the public school teachers’ union lobbyists don’t want parents to get any help with sending their children to a school of their choice.
Please take a few minutes to demand that your legislators enact the Education Tax Credit before they conclude their work in mid-June. Please Click Education Tax Credit Now or go to www.nyscatholic.org to send an email to your lawmakers. You will also be prompted to call their office – which we urge you to do.
Thank you for doing your part in fighting for our families, children and parish schools/academies.
The opposition is doing all they can do to defeat this proposal and to keep families from getting the help they need. Please don’t let them win!